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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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Labeled Appendix M, and propounding an additional, special "technique" called "Separation", human rights and legal group have recognized that Appendix M includes numerous abusive techniques, including use of solitary confinement, sleep deprivation and sensory deprivation.
But at the same time' the JI Amir said' his party has been propounding that it is the US war and we should take ourselves out of it but instead we gave the United States bases and other logistical support.
But at the same time, the JI Amir said, his party has been propounding that it is the US war and we should take ourselves out of it but instead we gave the United States bases and other logistical support.
The Iranian media is propounding the theme that the Islamic awakening now crossing the Arab world will soon go global, based on the protest demonstrations in Europe this past week.
Molvi Showkat Ahmad Shah, 57, was heading Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadith, a prominent religious group propounding the Wahabi school of thought, and was an ally of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front headed by Yasin Malik.
Authors McGrath and MacMillan, business school professors at Columbia University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively, are building on a thesis they put forth in a Harvard Business Review article--and propounding a subject, not coincidentally, taught at both Columbia and Wharton.
Dear Editor, I suspect that I am not alone in being heartily sick of 'Noddy Book Theorists' propounding their views on human behaviour, while living lives well away from reality.
Darwin's Mistake is ultimately not just about propounding theories, but also about learning to think critically of the established scientific community's claims--for example, "microevolution" is acknowledged to possibly exist, but "macroevolution", or gigantic changes such as the development of the ability of flight or the ability to breathe air instead of water, remain largely unexplained.
Secondly, through these actions the Supreme Court has distorted an already one-sided Charter of Rights even further, by propounding the lifestyle of a tiny minority (1-2%) of Canadians into a universal right at least equal, if not higher, to the right of free speech and conscience of those who disagree.
But as Crudele points out, a price must ultimately be paid for propounding official fantasies of this sort: "The Soviets had a habit of calculating their wheat crops in such a sloppy manner until the starving citizens wouldn't take it any more.
When he's not propounding dystopian visions of genetically enhanced Ubermenschen lording over poor naturals, McKibben is worried that genetic technologies will be adopted rapidly because they will become cheap and widely available.
On the labels, the two models face off against each other, one propounding the "tastes great" proposition, and the other "less filling.