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suggestion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
suggestionsug‧ges‧tion /səˈdʒestʃən $ səɡ-/ ●●● S1 W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]SUGGEST an idea, plan, or possibility that someone mentions, or the act of mentioning it 🔊 Any suggestions would be welcome.suggestion that 🔊 The committee rejected the suggestion that houses should be built on this site.suggestion for 🔊 Here are some suggestions for further activities.suggestion about 🔊 My suggestion about menus was ignored.at somebody’s suggestion 🔊 She took a seat at his suggestion.2 PROBABLY[singular, uncountable] a sign or possibility of somethingsuggestion of 🔊 There was never any suggestion of criminal involvement. 🔊 The government have denied any suggestion of involvement in her death.suggestion that 🔊 There’s some suggestion that the intruder was the same person that killed Angie.3 a suggestion of something4 [uncountable]MP an indirect way of making you accept an idea, for example by hypnotism 🔊 the power of suggestionCOLLOCATIONSverbsmake a suggestionCan I make a suggestion?offer/put forward a suggestionA few suggestions were put forward.have a suggestionI have a suggestion for you.come up with a suggestion (=think of something to suggest)We’ve come up with five suggestions.accept/adopt a suggestion (=do what is suggested)The issue was finally settled when Amelia’s suggestion was adopted.reject a suggestion (=not do what is suggested)The government rejected the suggestion of a referendum.be open to suggestions (=be willing to listen to suggestions)We don’t have a firm plan yet, so we’re open to suggestions.welcome suggestions (=be keen to listen to suggestions)We welcome your comments and suggestions.adjectivesa good/excellent suggestionI think that’s an excellent suggestion.a helpful/useful/valuable suggestionHe made various helpful suggestions.a sensible suggestionThis was the first sensible suggestion she had heard from him.a constructive/positive suggestion (=involving helpful ideas, not criticism)Any evaluation should be fair and linked to positive suggestions for improvement.a stupid/ridiculous suggestionIt seemed a ridiculous suggestion.a practical suggestion (=based on real situations, not just ideas)What practical suggestions can you offer to teachers of children with learning difficulties?THESAURUSsuggestion an idea, plan, or possibility that someone suggestsWe welcome any suggestions as to how to improve our service.Sally made a few useful suggestions about places we could visit.proposal a formal or official suggestionThey will consider our proposal at their next meeting.The proposal to build a new airport has finally been rejected.recommendation an official suggestion about what to do, especially one that is contained in a reportThe safety board has made some recommendations.The Government decided to accept the recommendation of the Lockwood Report.
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suggestionWe welcome any suggestions from our viewers as to how to improve our service.a list of holiday gift suggestionsAfter several public hearings that generated many suggestions, the city ventured into pockets of connectivity.Barry ignored my suggestion that he should try phoning her again.Yet there is no suggestion of a union between Ge and Zeus.There is no suggestion that people directly involved with Kingfisher profited from knowing that a bid was imminent.Don't underestimate the power of suggestion.Does anyone have any other suggestions?I make no such suggestion, Mr Mayor.You must be flexible and open to suggestions in this job.We remain open to suggestions on decommissioning.She made some useful suggestions about places we could visit.We liked your suggestion about changing the timetable.suggestion thatI rejected his suggestion that I spend another day in the hospital.There is no suggestion that Bush has altered his personal views.Certainly, there is not the slightest suggestion that he was unhappy about the choice he made.That, however, is not possible, for too much convincing evidence opposes the suggestion that there was any such category.Such findings would support the suggestion that a myopic mammal would be at a natural disadvantage.This has led to the suggestion that there was an eclipse of the sun.The suggestion that catastrophic heating itself could be the prime mover gained in credibility.But Souness has firmly kicked into touch suggestions that Wright will be sacrificed to make way for any newcomer.There is an unconfirmed suggestion that Diaper was ordained priest in 1715.suggestion thatThere is no suggestion that Bush has altered his personal views.Certainly, there is not the slightest suggestion that he was unhappy about the choice he made.That, however, is not possible, for too much convincing evidence opposes the suggestion that there was any such category.Such findings would support the suggestion that a myopic mammal would be at a natural disadvantage.This has led to the suggestion that there was an eclipse of the sun.The suggestion that catastrophic heating itself could be the prime mover gained in credibility.But Souness has firmly kicked into touch suggestions that Wright will be sacrificed to make way for any newcomer.There is an unconfirmed suggestion that Diaper was ordained priest in 1715.
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