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1‘we could propose a simpler system’
put forward, suggest, advance, offer, present, move, submit, prefer, file, lodge, table, initiate, bring, bring forward, come up with, tender, bid, project, recommend, advocate, propound, proffer, posit
2‘how do you propose to raise the money?’
intend, have the intention, mean, plan, have plans, set out, have in mind, have in view, resolve, be resolved, aim, purpose, contemplate, think of, aspire, desire, want, wish, expect
3‘it is premature to propose Mr Lang for canonization’
nominate, put forward, put up, name, suggest, submit, present, recommend
4‘first he must propose to Emily’
ask someone to marry you, make an offer of marriage, offer marriage, ask for someone's hand in marriage
informal pop the question
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