From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
1. That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage. ''To put forth proposals for a book.'' --Macaulay.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
83 Moby Thesaurus words for "proposal": admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, aim, ambition, animus, aspiration, bid, briefing, caution, caveat, consultation, council, counsel, desideration, desideratum, design, designation, desire, determination, direction, draft, effect, engagement, exhortation, expostulation, fixed purpose, function, game plan, guidance, hortation, idea, improper suggestion, indecent proposal, instance, instruction, intendment, intent, intention, invitation, layout, marriage proposal, meaning, mind, monition, motion, motive, naming, nisus, nomination, offer, offer of marriage, opinion, outline, parley, pass, plan, point, presentation, proffer, project, projection, proposition, prospectus, purpose, recommendation, remonstrance, request, resolution, resolve, sake, scenario, scheme, sexual advance, striving, study, suggestion, tender, thought, view, warning, will
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