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propose a toast

To request that those present raise their glasses in honor of or tribute to someone or something. Before we all sit down to our meal, I just want to propose a toast to my mother. Mom, we all love you so much, and we hope your retirement marks the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your life.
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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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References in classic literature ?
The old count rose once more, glanced at a note lying beside his plate, and proposed a toast, "To the health of the hero of our last campaign, Prince Peter Ivanovich Bagration!" and again his blue eyes grew moist.
Tom Anderson, who provided a fascinating insight into the history of sound recording to the club a few months ago, was the guest speaker and proposed a toast to the club.
Woodsome Hall professional and the Union's coach (and sponsor) John Eyre spoke on behalf of the Union's sponsors, while President-elect J Philip Thompson proposed a toast to the guests, which included the presidents and secretaries from the York, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds, East Riding, Harrogate and Teesside Unions.
Mr Larard, who expressed his concern over the dwindling number of members at golf clubs, due to offers being made to 'visitors', paid tribute to the club's leading county and England international golfer Jamie Bower and proposed a toast to Meltham Golf Club, while vice-captain Richard Johnstone proposed a toast to the guests.
Yorkshire Union president David Smith proposed a toast to the Huddersfield club, while new captain Stephen Tempest responded, and his son Neil Tempest was the evening's MC.
Deputy Chairman of Huddersfield Video and Cine Club Roger Parnell proposed a toast to guests.
The group's president Dr Bert Jindal gave a speech and proposed a toast to guests.