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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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Papua New Guineans are more likely to invest in the social relations behind these scams than their propounders will ever know.
Yet, I believe that a theory must also be judged by the passion shown by its propounders, as well as by their balance and their desire to dip into other areas of knowledge to pursue ramifications and connections.
Even the fundamentalist propounders of the Volstead Act recognised the practical impossibility of banishing fermentation altogether and, in a grudging exception to the status quo, the Act permitted Califomia's established grape-growing families (most of whom were of Italian origin) to make 200 gallons (900 litres) of wine annually for home consumption.
Little heed was paid to the serious shortcomings of the legislatures as reflectors of majority will, and hence as value propounders for the society, (45) or to the existence of elected judges in many states.
That kind of instrumentalism would not satisfy the most serious propounders of normative models, who are the focus of this essay.