Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (transitive) To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.
- Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?
- 2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, “Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism”, Guardian:
- She was Nicolas Sarkozy's pin-up for diversity, the first Muslim woman with north African parents to hold a major French government post. But Rachida Dati has now turned on her own party elite with such ferocity that some have suggested she should be expelled from the president's ruling party.
- To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).
- The name "hamburger" suggests that hamburgers originated from Hamburg.
- 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, The Onion AV Club:
- In the abstract, Stuhlbarg’s twinkly-eyed sidekick suggests Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 2 by way of late-period Robin Williams with an alien twist, but Stuhlbarg makes a character that easily could have come across as precious into a surprisingly palatable, even charming man.
- (transitive) To ask for without demanding.
- I’d like to suggest that we go out to lunch.
- I’d like to suggest going out to lunch.
- (transitive) To recommend.
- The guidebook suggests that we visit the local cathedral, which is apparently beautiful.
Usage notes 
- (ask for without demanding) This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (the form ending in -ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs
- (imply but stop short of saying explicitly): allude, hint, imply, insinuate
- (ask for without demanding): propose
- See also Wikisaurus:advise
Derived terms 
to imply but stop short of saying directly
to make one suppose
to ask for without demanding
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