propose a toast

propose a toast

to make a toast before a celebratory drink. I'd like to propose a toast in honor of your birthday. At the wedding reception, the bride's father proposed a toast to the new couple.
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propose a ˈtoast (to somebody)

ask people to wish somebody health, happiness and success by raising their glasses and drinking: I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.In the past, the name of a lady who was being wished health and happiness was supposed to improve the flavour of the wine like the pieces of spiced toast that people put in their wine.
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At the end of the toast, stand; lift your glass by the stem and say, "I'd like to propose a toast.
The speaker standing, lifting his or her glass by the stem and saying, "I'd like to propose a toast.
Stand, lift your filled glass by the stem and say, "I'd like to propose a toast.