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put forward

To suggest, offer, or propose someone or something for consideration. A noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "forward." The newly elected mayor has put forward a number of plans for dealing with the housing crisis in the city. I was surprised to learn that my manager was putting me forward for the promotion.
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put someone or something forward

 
1. Lit. to move someone or something forward. The director put all the players forward during the last scene, leaving more room for the chorus to come on for the finale. Could you put your left foot forward a little?
2. Fig. to suggest someone or something; to advance the name of someone or something. I put Henry forward as a possible nominee. I would like to put forward a plan.
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put something forward

to state an idea; to advance an idea. Toward the end of the meeting, Sally put an idea forward. He put several suggestions forward.
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put forward

Propose for consideration, as in His attorney put forward a claim on the property, or They put me forward for the post of vice-chair. [Mid-1800s]
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put forward

v.
1. To move something into a position in the front part of a thing or a region: There was no more room in the back of the boat, so we put the rest of the cargo forward.
2. To propose something; offer something for consideration: They put forward a proposal to increase teachers' salaries. We put two ideas forward, but both were rejected by the council.
3. To propose that someone be considered: The committee put forward two candidates as possible replacements for the retiring manager. After the battle, the captain put one of his officers forward for a medal.
4. To change the scheduled time of some event to an earlier time: They put the meeting forward from 4:00 to 2:30.
5. To postpone some event: We put the surprise party forward by an hour to make sure everyone could arrive on time.
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He said: "It was the right thing to do, we cannot have reports that are put forward so close to the meeting.
As for the third scenario, it will put forward certificates in Egyptian pounds for those who give up the dollar at banks for attractive yield that is expected to range between 13.5% and 14%.
No alternative name has been put forward yet but Perth city south councillor Willie Wilson said the idea was worth "serious consideration".
One project was put forward by an independent councillor to remove a grassed area and replace it with tarmac as the area kept getting chewed up.
Over the summer, the group announced it was looking to raise over PS600,000 to secure the lease and fund alterations, and talks had been held with Heritage Lottery Fund officials In a statement released on behalf of the shareholders, Julie Hughes said: "The directors of the Coliseum in Porthmadog have met and voted unanimously to reject the plan put forward by the Friends Of The Coliseum.
Cardiff Plaid also put forward a PS1.8m rebate for bedroom tax-payers.
The resolution will be put forward at a meeting of the 5 permanent members of the Security Council later today in New York."
In a judgement, delivered on 13 July 2011, the General Court rejected all the arguments put forward by the Schindler Group in its appeal and consequently decided to maintain the fines imposed upon it, contrary to fines levied against ThyssenKrupp.
The Meriden MP said: "This fund allows them to put forward their ideas to help people in the poorest parts of the globe with successful projects receiving funding to turn their vision into reality."
Under proposals put forward by the five health boards at the end of last year, consultantled A&E services will be delivered across no more than four or five sites.
But the conditions which it has now put forward -- or at least been rumored to have put forward -- indicate that it is, in fact, acting out of selfish concerns.
Clift, 32, has had no evidence put forward to two fraud charges and two money laundering charges.
Anwar Saifullah who hails from District Lakki Marwat also apprised the Governor about some of the problems being faced by the people of the area and put forward suggestions for their solutions as well.
Summary: His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has called on the public to submit their proposals on the best initiatives that could be put forward and adopted during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Government has also put forward controversial plans to sell England's forests for some pounds 250m to private companies, community groups and charities.