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put forth

1. To exert, assert, or expend something, especially effort. A noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "forth." They played competently, but they just didn't put forth enough effort to win. If you don't put your best effort forth, there's no way they'll consider you for the job.
2. To offer or propose something for consideration. A noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "forth." The newly elected mayor has put forth a number of plans for dealing with the housing crisis in the city. I want each of you to put three new ideas forth by the end of every week.
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put (something) forth

to exert effort. You are going to have to put more effort forth if you want to succeed. You need to put forth. You are not carrying your load.
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put forth

1. Grow, as in This bush puts forth new shoots each spring. [First half of 1500s]
2. Bring to bear, exert, as in We'll have to put forth a great deal more effort. [c. 1400]
3. Also, set forth. Offer for consideration, as in She put forth at least three new ideas. [Mid-1300s]
4. Bring to notice, publish, as in The appendix puts forth a fresh analysis of events. [Mid-1500s]
5. See set forth.
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put forth

v.
1. To propose something; offer something for consideration: Who first put forth the idea that the Earth is round rather than flat? At the hearing, the lawyer put it forth that the witnesses were all lying.
2. To exert something: I wish you would put forth more effort at school.
3. To grow some new part, such as leaves, roots, or shoots. Used of plants: The bulb will put forth a shoot if you water it every day.
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Each new year provides an opportunity for us to put forth our very best effort to not only achieve the goals set for us, but perhaps, if we go that extra mile, to exceed expectations.
Two offers were put forth to employees, the paper said.
The reporter's shield law put forth by McKenna is House Bill 2452 and Senate Bill 6216; the bill put forth by Williams and supported by SPJ is House Bill 3187.
Demands for equal rights across the board are put forth and backed up with direct action.
"Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy put forth an amazing effort in 2005 and I am proud to present this award to such a deserving team," said W.
There is relief under the Section 421, but every case that has been put forth has been shot down by the Administration."
The face you put forth to the media must be highly professional, and the ease of navigation and logical flow of the newsroom is critical.
Instead, he encourages parents to teach discernment, which "leads to critical thinking based on clearly defined criteria." He suggests parents use scriptural principles, such as those expressed by Saint Paul when writing to the Philippians: "[Y]our thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous, or worthy of praise" (Philippians 4:8), to dissect the hollow philosophies put forth by pop culture.
The Arab League concluded its two-day summit in Algiers Wednesday agreeing, again, to a 2002 Arab peace initiative put forth by Saudi Arabia.
The truth is that Greenspan just chaired a bipartisan committee (eight Republicans and seven Democrats) that, after much struggle and compromise, put forth a set of recommendation to Congress.
History Makers does not put forth such naive beliefs as to claim that prayer alone allows for earthshaking events such as the capture of Saddam Hussein, but it does stress the positive repercussions prayer can bring on all walks of human life, culminating in what can only be described as a translation "from censer to scepter".
Dmitri Mendeleev, inventor of the Periodic Table of Elements, put forth the idea in 1877, and many Russian scientists advocated a similar theory throughout the 20th century.--A.
I don't know what Robert La Follette would say if he were alive today, but I imagine he is turning in his grave at the thought that the best advice the magazine he founded can put forth is to take what Kerry offers because it's the best progressives can hope for.
Last spring, Environmental Defense lobbied the White House to put forth the most recent eagle &listing proposal.
He adds that many states also allow the fines to bc used as a fill material, and that the CMRA will put forth best management practices for that practice, as well.