From the Middle English proponen (“to put forward”), from Latin proponere (“to put forward”), from pro- (“before”) + ponere (“to put”)
propound (third-person singular simple present propounds, present participle propounding, simple past and past participle propounded)
- 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.
to put forward; to offer for discussion or debate