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put (someone or something) forward

To suggest, offer, or propose someone or something for consideration. 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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Irish PM Leo Varadkar said he was willing to consider new proposals and suggested the UK might put something forward later.
And if the Conservatives put something forward I didn't feel was benefi-cial for the town then I wouldn't support it.
In fact, during any puja, when the pundit asks me to put something forward, I always proffer this pen.
If they put something forward that gets rave reviews from people, it can alter the way they view their own identity.
We'll put something forward to Uefa which will hopefully give clubs about two years lee-way,'' said Deakin.
But I don't think you have any option but to listen to people when they put something forward to you like that.
We were quite small at the time - there was only four of us, but we phoned them up and asked if we could put something forward in the hope we might be noticed and maybe thought of again.
Hopefully as many of the questions that the city has asked that just need to be clarified - whether by legal opinion or some other judgment - should be clarified as we put something forward on the ballot, whether it's November 2002 or some other time,'' she added.
It is about focussing on economic growth and we need to put something forward that is compelling enough for the Government to support it.
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