From Middle English suggestion, from Anglo-Norman suggestioun, sugestiun, from Latin suggestiō, from suggerō (“suggest”, verb), from Latin sub- (“from below, up”) + gerō (“to bring”). Related to English up-, cast.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səˈd͡ʒɛstʃən/, [səˈd͡ʒɛʃtʃən]
- (General American) IPA(key): /səɡˈd͡ʒɛst͡ʃən/, /səˈd͡ʒɛst͡ʃən/
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- Hyphenation: sug‧ges‧tion
- (countable) Something suggested (with subsequent adposition being for)
- make a suggestion
- I have a small suggestion for fixing this: try lifting the left side up a bit.
- Traffic signs seem to be more of a suggestion than an order.
- (uncountable) The act of suggesting.
- Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.
- (countable, psychology) Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.
- He’s somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.
- The act of exercising control over a hypnotised subject by communicating some belief or impulse by means of words or gestures; the idea so suggested.
- (law, countable) Information, insinuation, speculation, as opposed to a sworn testimony and evidence.
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suggestion f (plural suggestions)