propound

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From the Middle English proponen (to put forward), from Latin proponere (to put forward), from pro- (before) + ponere (to put)

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propound (third-person singular simple present propounds, present participle propounding, simple past and past participle propounded)

  1. To put forward; to offer for discussion or debate.
    • 2005, Plato, Lesley Brown (translator), Sophist, 243b:
      Each school propounds its own theory without having given any thought to whether we are following what they say or getting left behind.

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