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propose to

1. To suggest that some action be taken. I propose to move the meeting to next week. We propose to join forces and repel the invaders as a single, unified army!
2. To make a suggestion to someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "propose" and "to" to specify what is being suggested. I suggested a slightly different way of wording the text to the boss, but he got really mad at me for it. They're proposing a lower price to us for the house seeing as there were so many issues with the plumbing.
3. To ask for someone's hand in marriage; to make a marriage proposal. I'm planning on proposing to Judy while we're in Paris. She proposed to me on my birthday.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

propose something to someone

to suggest something to someone. I have an idea I would like to propose to you. Sam wanted to propose a new plan to Sarah.
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propose to someone

to suggest marriage to someone, usually a male to a female. Guess who proposed to me last night? Do you think that Sam will propose to Mary?
See also: propose, to
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"This intrepid discoverer proposes to traverse all Africa from east to west IN A BALLOON.
Proposes to eliminate requirements for small business specialists to review proposed acquisitions that are (1) within the scope and under the terms of the existing contract; or (2) under $100,000 and totally set aside for small business concerns.
Proposes to lower the approval level for subcontracting plans that contain a small disadvantaged business goal of less than 5 percent, from two levels above the contracting officer to one level above the contracting officer.
(25) The leasing, credit-related insurance, and community development activities that BB&T proposes to engage in are permissible for bank holding companies under Regulation Y.
(25.) B&T proposes to acquire First Virginia Life Insurance Company and First General Leasing Company, both in Falls Church, and the following community-welfare limited partnership interests: 28.3 percent in Northampton Partners L.P.; 23.8 percent in Monticello Vista Associates L.P.; 33.6 percent in Linweaver L.P.; 9.7 percent in Housing Equity Fund of Virginia II L.P.; and 11.7 percent in Housing Equity Fund of Virginia III L.P.
The Administration proposes to modify section 1203 by (i) removing the late filing of refund returns from the list of violations; (ii) removing employee vs.
Now the Service proposes to adopt the temporary regulations as final regulations, which would affect lessees who lease luxury automobiles or other listed property after Dec.
Although funding for Space Station Freedom would rise 8 percent, to $2.25 billion, the President proposes to kill a mission to fly past a comet as well as efforts to develop an advanced rocket motor for launching heavier space shuttle payloads.
The Commission proposes to reposition certain supplementary schedule information currently required under Rule 12-09 of Regulation S-X within a new Item 302(c) of Regulation S-K.
(3) The schedule of information that the Commission proposes to be disclosed, in terms of detail, scope, and effect -- and the confidential thought processes it reflects -- is very much akin to the information contained in independent accountants' tax accrual workpapers, which were the focus of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v.
In order to address the potential anticompetitive effects of the proposal in the Salt Lake banking market, First Security proposes to divest 17 branches in the market, with $682 million in deposits (representing 8.4 percent of market deposits), to an out-of-market banking organization or an in-market banking organization that currently controls less than 6 percent of market deposits.
The FY '87 budget had been $6.18 billion (SN: 11/8/86, p.302); now, the administration proposes to move $334 million from FY '87 into FY '88, retroactively reducing the '87 figure.
Chittenden proposes to divest two branches in the Barre-Montpelier banking markets with total deposits of $30.1 million to a banking organization that does not currently have a presence in the market.
Yet the IRS proposes to require such a calculation for each subsidiary for each year.
For example, where a taxpayer proposes to rely upon comparable third-party transactions, will Revenue Canada require additional analyses of returns on assets or returns on investment for the entities in either or both jurisdictions?