Talk:propose

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What is the difference with to suggest ?

To propose is more deliberate, more definite, than to suggest. I suggest that we go to dinner means that I would like to do it but it is okay if you would rather not. I propose that we go to dinner means that we need to do something and I feel that it is important that dinner is what we should now do. To suggest is merely to mention, but to propose is to have a definite plan and intention. —Stephen 14:58, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much Stephen.

This was illuminating, Stephen. Can you add your explanation to a usage note in propose or extend the definition of "propose" from the current "To suggest a plan or course of action"? I would do it myself, but, after all, you are the author. --Dan Polansky 13:14, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
I’m not sure how it should be formatted. Feel free to do it, as I claim no special rights of authorship. —Stephen 18:10, 6 September 2009 (UTC)