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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman suggestioun, Old French suggestion (modern French suggestion), from Latin suggestiō, from suggero (suggest).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /səˈdʒɛstjən/
  • IPA(key): /səɡˈdʒɛstʃən/
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NounEdit

suggestion (countable and uncountable, plural suggestions)

  1. (countable) Something suggested (with subsequent adposition being for)
    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.
  2. (uncountable) The act of suggesting.
    Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.
  3. (countable, psychology) Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.
    He's somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.
  4. 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.
  5. (law, countable) information, insinuation, speculation, as opposed to a sworn testimony and evidence

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

suggestion

  1. Genitive singular form of suggestio.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin suggestiō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

suggestion f (plural suggestions)

  1. suggestion; proposal
  2. suggestion (psychology, etc.)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin suggestiō.

NounEdit

suggestion f (oblique plural suggestions, nominative singular suggestion, nominative plural suggestions)

  1. suggestion; proposal

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