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May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
Robertson Davies

Meaning of "suggestion" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUGGESTION

suggestion  [səˈdʒɛstʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUGGESTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Suggestion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SUGGESTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Suggestion

Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behaviour of another. Nineteenth century writers on psychology such as William James used the words "suggest" and "suggestion" in senses close to those they have in common speech—one idea was said to suggest another when it brought that other idea to mind. Early scientific studies of hypnosis by Clark Leonard Hull and others extended the meaning of these words in a special and technical sense. The original neuro-psychological theory of hypnotic suggestion was based upon the ideo-motor reflex response of William B. Carpenter and James Braid.

Definition of suggestion in the English dictionary

The definition of suggestion in the dictionary is something that is suggested. Other definition of suggestion is a hint or indication.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUGGESTION


antichristian
ˌæntɪˈkrɪstʃən
autosuggestion
ˌɔːtəʊsəˈdʒɛstʃən
Christian
ˈkrɪstʃən
combustion
kəmˈbʌstʃən
congestion
kənˈdʒɛstʃən
contragestion
ˌkɒntrəˈdʒɛstʃən
counterquestion
ˈkaʊntəˌkwɛstʃən
decongestion
ˌdiːkənˈdʒɛstʃən
digestion
dɪˈdʒɛstʃən
disgestion
dɪsˈdʒɛstʃən
egestion
ɪˈdʒɛstʃən
exhaustion
ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən
indigestion
ˌɪndɪˈdʒɛstʃən
ingestion
ɪnˈdʒɛstʃən
mixtion
ˈmɪkstʃən
moxibustion
ˌmɒksɪˈbʌstʃən
predigestion
ˌpriːdaɪˈdʒɛstʃən
question
ˈkwɛstʃən
redigestion
ˌriːdaɪˈdʒɛstʃən
unchristian
ʌnˈkrɪstʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUGGESTION

sugaring off
sugarless
sugarplum
sugary
Suger
suggest
suggester
suggestibility
suggestible
suggestibleness
suggestibly
suggestion box
suggestionise
suggestionism
suggestionist
suggestionize
suggestive
suggestively
suggestiveness
sugging

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUGGESTION

accreditation
bastion
beg the question
beyond (all) question
call in question
Camp Bastion
direct question
essay question
good question
heat exhaustion
heat of combustion
in question
loaded question
open question
out of the question
pop the question
previous question
put the question
rhetorical question
trick question
yes/no question

Synonyms and antonyms of suggestion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUGGESTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «suggestion» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of suggestion

Translation of «suggestion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUGGESTION

Find out the translation of suggestion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of suggestion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «suggestion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

建议
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sugerencia
570 millions of speakers

English

suggestion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुझाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِقْتِراح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предложение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sugestão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরামর্শ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

suggestion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cadangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vorschlag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

提案
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

제안
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gợi ý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரிந்துரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सूचना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öneri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

suggerimento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sugestia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пропозиція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sugestie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εισήγηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voorstel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förslag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forslag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of suggestion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUGGESTION»

The term «suggestion» is very widely used and occupies the 5.142 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUGGESTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about suggestion

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUGGESTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word suggestion.
1
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What I find problematic is the suggestion that when, say, Madonna adopts an African child, she is saving Africa. It's not that simple. You have to do more than go there and adopt a child or show us pictures of children with flies in their eyes. That simplifies Africa.
2
Bipasha Basu
I have always believed that if you need to take your clothes off to get your man, you've begun to lose the battle. If you pull it off right, you can do it in a very classy way... Being sexy is about suggestion; it's about the tease. It's not about being obvious and forcing yourself out in the open. That takes all the fun out of being a woman.
3
David Benioff
With the movies, people are not going to wait around. The deadline is a deadline. In publishing it's more a polite suggestion.
4
David Bohm
My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc.
5
Walther Bothe
During this time I had the singular good fortune of being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein. Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded no decisively new result.
6
Alain de Botton
I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.
7
David R. Brower
Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations.
8
Alexandra Cassavetes
I sort of forgot about 'Z Channel' after it went off the air in 1989, but once Jason Resnick of Focus Features made the suggestion, I became obsessed all over again. I still am. I'll probably be this way until I'm 80, babbling about 'Z Channel.'
9
Darren Criss
I mean, come on, Beyonce's the queen of pop music. She's the queen. If you could run for queen... I would put her name in the suggestion box. She's incredible.
10
Robertson Davies
May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUGGESTION»

Discover the use of suggestion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to suggestion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Suggestion and Its Role in Social Life
"Suggestion and Its Role in Social Life "is a landmark study in collective psychological research that may lead to revisions in histories of social psychology. It will be read by psychologists, sociologists, and social historians.
Vladimir Mikhaĭlovich Bekhterev, Lloyd H. Strickland, 1998
2
Suggestion and Auto Suggestion 1927
1927. This work contains a psychological and pedagogical study based upon the investigations made by the New Nancy School.
Charles Baudouin, 2003
3
Wordweaving: The Science of Suggestion : a Comprehensive ...
This text presents a new approach to the use of hypnotic suggestion.
Trevor Silvester, 2010
4
The Power of Suggestion
1909 the law of suggestion & auto-suggestion.
J. Herman Randall, 1996
5
How to Practice Suggestion and Autosuggestion
1923 Our actions spring not from our Will, but from our Imagination.
Emile Coue, 1996
6
The Practice of Hypnotic Suggestion
1901 Contents: Intro; Definition; Methods of Different Operations; Phenomena Observations; Phenomena Observed During Hypnosis; Who Are Susceptible; Treatment During Hypnosis; Post Hypnotism; Some Objections to Hypnotism; Dangers & ...
Sylvain A. Lee, 1996
7
Suggestion and Auto-Suggestion
A philosophical study by W.W. Atkinson, Suggestion and Auto-Suggestion is written, in his usual style, like an essay on suggestion.
William Walker Atkinson, 2010
8
Suggestion, Its Law and Application: The Principles and ...
I. AUTO-SUGGESTION. Self-suggestion, if it is persisted in, is the most effective method of removing an abnormal condition and establishing a normal. Let one who desires to secure the highest ideals in his life, spiritual, mental, and physical,  ...
Charles F. Winbigler, 1996
9
Suggestion Simplified
1900 Contents: Brief History of Suggestion; What Produces the Phenomena; How it Feels to be Hypnotized; What Hypnotism Is; How to Experiment Successfully; Classes of Suggestions; Passes & How to Make Them; Tests for Subjects; Five Methods ...
Sidney A. Weltmer, 1996
10
Seduction, Suggestion, Psychoanalysis
This book makes clear that the problem of seduction and suggestion raises major psychoanalytic, and more generally philosophical problems that are still of great importance for the self-understanding of contemporary humankind.
Philippe van Haute, Jozef Corveleyn, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUGGESTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term suggestion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Medical Company Develops First Cannabis Suggestion Tool for …
The “Cannabis Suggestion Tool” was created as a way to monetize live data related to medical cannabis in efforts to develop real world applications for medical ... «GlobeNewswire, Jul 15»
2
Mgarr local council against suggestion to study easier access to …
The Mgarr local council today expressed its concern about the suggestion made by Labour MP Etienne Grech for a study to be carried out about improving the ... «Malta Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
NBA says 'no suggestion' of FIFA-style corruption in basketball
"There's been absolutely no suggestion that FIBA, our federation, as opposed to FIFA, has been tainted in any way by corruption," said Silver. "There's never ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
4
Holness clarifies PICA privatisation suggestion
Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is seeking to clarify his suggestion that the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agencyc (PICA) should be privatised. «Jamaica Gleaner, May 15»
5
Jeb Bush's Suggestion to Require Medicare Recipients to Complete …
Bush made the suggestion today in Manchester, NH, while defending his role as Florida governor to keep alive a brain-dead woman, Terry Schiavo. Her family ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»
6
Jim Prentice Scoffs At Brian Jean's Suggestion He Tried To …
INNISFAIL, Alta. - Alberta Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice says a suggestion that he tried to undermine Prime Minister Stephen Harper while ... «Huffington Post Canada, Apr 15»
7
Vince Russo Reportedly Makes Suggestion To Lucha Underground …
There had been rumors that Russo was going to work for Lucha Underground but that's not the case. The company held a meeting with top officials and told ... «Wrestling Inc., Feb 15»
8
Facebook suggestion leads Belgian student to Austin
AUSTIN (KXAN) – How many times have you seen a “suggested friend” on Facebook? Many times the suggestion makes sense: a friend of a friend, or even an ... «KXAN.com, Jan 15»
9
Cash paid for good suggestions
Illinois residents can submit suggestions to the State Government Suggestion Award Board and receive $50 to $5,000 for a successful suggestion. Rewards are ... «Chicago Daily Herald, Dec 14»
10
A Suggestion for A Live Holiday Broadcast: Bring Back Amahl!
So Here & Now's Robin Young's former choir director Ron Cohen has a suggestion for next year: revive Gian Carlo Menotti's “Amahl and the Night Visitors!”. «WBUR, Dec 14»

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