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

 

proposition

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they proposition
BrE BrE//ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃn//
 
he / she / it propositions
BrE BrE//ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃnz//
 
past simple propositioned
BrE BrE//ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃnd//
 
past participle propositioned
BrE BrE//ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃnd//
 
-ing form propositioning
BrE BrE//ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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proposition somebody to say in a direct way to somebody that you would like to have sex with them She was propositioned by a strange man in the bar. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from Latin propositio(n-), from the verb proponere ‘set forth’, from pro- ‘forward’ + ponere ‘put’.
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