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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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uk to put someone forward It was the support of people and communities across Wales which made the first year of the Awards such a success.
Nominations are now open until October 16 so please check our website or contact us if you wish to put someone forward.
You'll have to be quick if you want to put someone forward to carry the baton in Scotland as 5pm tomorrowc Sco t nom glas is the deadline for nominations.
HOW TO NOMINATE YOUR HERO TO PUT someone forward for the ECHO Pride of Merseyside Awards you must complete an entry form.
To put someone forward send no more than 200 words, along with any supporting information, to: Roma Armstrong, Chairman's Personal Assistant, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington CV32 5HZ, or e-mail roma.
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To them, and others who may agree with me, the address to write to is The Honours Secretary, 10 Downing Street, London to request the form to put someone forward for an honour.
Leitrim's heat of the pageant was thrown into crisis when only three women signed up to take part, a minimum of eight is needed to put someone forward to the contest.
The nominations are open until October 16 so please check out our website or contact us if you wish to put someone forward for one of our fabulous awards.
To put someone forward for the award, send their name, address, and phone number, and say in 50 words or less, why you have nominated them.
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