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To offer or propose. To form or put forward an item, plan, or idea for discussion and ultimate acceptance or rejection.


verb advance, advocate, allege, argue, aver, contend, exhibit, hypothesize, introduce, lay before, maintain, make a motion, moot, move, offer, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, present, proffer, project, propose, put forth, put forward, recommend, set forth, submit, suggest, tender, throw out, voice
Associated concepts: propound the law
See also: adduce, admonish, advise, advocate, allege, annunciate, argue, assert, avouch, avow, bear, claim, decide, defend, give, hold, issue, maintain, offer, posit, postulate, proffer, propose, publish, submit, utter

TO PROPOUND. To offer, to propose; as, the onus probandi in every case lies upon the party who propounds a will. 1 Curt. R. 637; 6 Eng. Eccl. R. 417.

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14) Yet the Social Darwinist world Dreiser represented in Sister Carrie did not precisely engage with or conform to the racial schema deployed by Social Darwinist sociologists, a fact that seems not to have gone unnoticed by Stuart Sherman (Cambridge History of American Literature editor and alleged propounder of "Ku Klux Kriticism").
An articulate propounder of this view is Peter Block, who proposes a radical alternative to traditional leadership, which he terms stewardship (1993).
He first appeals to Homer as the propounder of the view that Ocean stands for motion and then that the sun in its revolution stands for motion.
The prelate explains to his congregation that a universal belief becomes a dogma when "an Infallible Propounder of what is true gives authority to this faith.
Buddhasiras, who was evidently a figure of particular renown, is in some of the inscriptions entitled dharmakathika or mahadharmakathika '(great) propounder of the dharma.
It has become an organic and effective global dialogue centre between propounders of major world religions," he said.
The propounders of human rights, on the other hand, argue that human rights abuses are often justified through cultural relativistic arguments, and that, although it is necessary to pay attention to various socioeconomic and cultural circumstances, it is also essential to have universal notions of political, social, and economic rights to protect the basic wellbeing of humans (Afkhami 2001; Ishay 2004, 11 -12).
One thing on which the propounders of First Amendment jurisprudence perhaps agree is the influence of truth theory derived from the writings of John Milton and John Stuart Mill.