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put forth

1. To exert, assert, or expend something (almost always "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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Take a moment to consider where you could have done more, worked harder or put forth more effort.
Federal officials have put forth similar proposals to take the gray wolf and the grizzly bear off the threatened species list as well.
16, 1995, or put forth a good-faith effort to obtain an acknowledgment by that date.
No single group and no single change put forth by Kemble in 1809 (whether prices, seating, space and comfort) dominated all 66 nights of rioting.
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The first, put forth by the ABA's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility, would make it professional misconduct, subject to discipline, to "knowingly manifest by words or conduct, in the course of representing a client, bias or prejudice based upon race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
Only [Ron Paul] has put forth a diagnosis of America's current ills and has a vision to turn America off its misguided course.
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The third demand put forth by the officers is that the lawyers who damaged the state properties and entered violent protests should be arrested as Warraich has been arrested.
Taipei, June 10, 2011 (CENS)--The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) announced yesterday (June 9) approval of investment by Ruencheng Investment Holding (literal translation) in Nan Shan Life Insurance, but required the latter to put forth an additional NT$6 billion of cash under a custodian account within 60 days.
There needs to be enough interest by the people for the county to put forth the resources to look at this,'' said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford.
In his Duino Elegies, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke asks, 'Isn't it time for the ancient seeds of suffering to put forth fruit?
women's movement, the NOW leadership, and the legislators of the day are put forth in sweeping, unforgettable, personal terms, taken from own journal of her experience.
In fact, it seems that every time a court issues a ruling the Religious Right doesn't like, it begins agitating, and soon its congressional allies have put forth another constitutional amendment.
Last week, we put forth a new initiative--chemical manufacturers will have to prepare safety and health data sheets for their products.