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Definition of "propound" [pro•pound]

  • To put forward for consideration; set forth. See Synonyms at propose. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "propound" in a sentence
  • "By doing so, the Palestinians have jeopardized prospects for negotiations aimed at creating their state in order to propound a principle of a settlement freeze that would be irrelevant should talks succeed."
  • "Between Lord Snooty and Fat Al there are a number of amusing and attractive broadcasters, provided you realise that the views they propound are for amusement only – which was not a problem for me this year."
  • "They've ceded the field to authors of speculative fiction, such as William Gibson and Cory Doctorow, whose hacker and brand-ninja characters exist primarily to explain or propound ideas about bleeding-edge technology, or thriller writers who concoct ingenious but outlandish tales about the potential nightmares lurking in same."