Definition of propound verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

propound

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//prəˈpaʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpaʊnd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they propound
BrE BrE//prəˈpaʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpaʊnd//
 
he / she / it propounds
BrE BrE//prəˈpaʊndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpaʊndz//
 
past simple propounded
BrE BrE//prəˈpaʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpaʊndɪd//
 
past participle propounded
BrE BrE//prəˈpaʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpaʊndɪd//
 
-ing form propounding
BrE BrE//prəˈpaʊndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpaʊndɪŋ//
 
 
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propound something (formal) to suggest an idea or explanation of something for people to consider synonym propose, put forward the theory of natural selection, first propounded by Charles Darwin Keynes propounded the idea of demand-led growth. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: alteration of archaic propone, from Latin proponere ‘set forth’, from pro- ‘forward’ + ponere ‘put’. The addition of the final -d can be compared with that in expound and compound.
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