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suggestion

noun admonitio, advancement, advice, allusion, breath, clue, consilium, counsel, cue, exhortation, glimmer, hint, idea, implication, indication, inference, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, lead, motion, outline, overtone, pointer, possibility, prompting, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reminder, representation, resolution, scheme, slight trace, statement, suggested plan, suspicion, symbol, tentative statement, thought, tip, touch, trace, whisper
Associated concepts: suggestion of error, suggestive interrogation
See also: advice, advocacy, clue, connotation, expedient, guidance, hint, hypothesis, implication, indicant, indication, inference, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, notion, nuance, plan, possibility, postulate, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reference, reminder, request, suspicion, tip, uncertainty

SUGGESTION. In its literal sense this word signifies to inform, to insinuate, to instruct, to cause to be remembered, to counsel. In practice it is used to convey the idea of information; as, the defendant suggests the death of one of the plaintiffs. 2 Sell. Pr. 191.
     2. In wills, when suggestions are made to a testator for the purpose of procuring a devise of his property in a particular way, and when such suggestions are false, they generally amount to a fraud. Bac. Ab. Wills, G 3; 5 Toull. n. 706.

References in classic literature ?
In our growing science of hypnotism we find the promise of a possibility of superseding old inherent instincts by new suggestions, grafting upon or replacing the inherited fixed ideas.
And speaking of the differences between the life on Mars and terrestrial life, I may allude here to the curious suggestions of the red weed.
Franz looked at Albert as though he had not much confidence in the suggestions of his imagination.
The previous suggestions, carefully observed, will enable a new prince to appear well established, and render him at once more secure and fixed in the state than if he had been long seated there.
It is that we are each of us twenty years older; it is that the honest emotions of youth have given place to suggestions of interest, whispers of ambition, counsels of selfishness.
His enticing suggestions I used to repel modestly by the assurance that it was extremely unlikely, as I had not enough experience.
At that time I would have had a search made--even excavation if necessary--at my own expense, but all suggestions were met with a prompt and explicit negative.
For they have flooded me with thousands of suggestions in regard to it, and I have honestly tried to adopt as many of these suggestions as could be fitted into one story.
Frank Baum and his correspondents," for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children.
To have the white giant sleeping peacefully in one of his own huts would greatly facilitate the matter of earning the reward, and so the chief was urgent in his suggestions that Tarzan, doubtless being very much fatigued after his travels, should retire early to the comforts of the anything but inviting palace.
I see no harm in your adopting any suggestions I may have to make concerning our altered destination.
I have also to acknowledge the help of the editor of this Library of Philosophy, Professor Muirhead, for several suggestions by which I have profited.