US: /ˌpɹɑpəˈzɪʃən/
UK: /pɹˌɒpəzˈɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

proposition /proposition/
  • danh từ
    • lời đề nghị, kế hoạch, đề xuất, dự kiến đề ra
    • lời tuyên bố, lời xác nhận
      • a proposition too plain to need argument: lời tuyên bố (xác nhận) qua rõ ràng không cần phải lý lẽ gì nữa
    • (từ lóng) việc làm, vấn đề, mục tiêu, triển vọng; nghề nghiệp
      • a paying proposition: việc làm có lợi, món bở
      • a tough proposition: việc làm gay go, vấn đề hắc búa
    • (từ lóng) đối thủ
    • (toán học) mệnh đề
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) sự gạ ăn nằm (với ai)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 an idea or a plan of action that is suggested, especially in business: I'd like to put a business proposition to you. + He was trying to make it look like an attractive proposition.
2 a thing that you intend to do; a problem or task to be dealt with: Getting a work permit in the UK is not always a simple proposition.
3 (also Proposition) (in the US) a suggested change to the law that people can vote on: How did you vote on Proposition 8?
4 (formal) a statement that expresses an opinion: Her assessment is based on the proposition that power corrupts.
5 (mathematics) a statement of a THEOREM, and an explanation of how it can be proved
+ verb [VN] to say in a direct way to sb that you would like to have sex with them: She was propositioned by a strange man in the bar.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 See proposal, 1, above.
2 See proposal, 2, above.
3 accost, solicit, make an indecent or sexual advance or proposal or overture, Colloq make a pass at:
She said she had been propositioned by him, but we never learnt if she accepted or not.

Collocation dictionary

1 arrangement/offer/suggestion


attractive, tempting | feasible, practical, viable | business, commercial, economic, paying


put to sb
Ring up your agent in New York and put your proposition to him.

2 problem/task


tough, tricky | different
He's a different proposition from his father?much less tolerant.

3 idea/opinion


basic, central, fundamental | true | extreme | abstract, causal, empirical, ethical, existential, general, theoretical, universal




express, put forward


concern sth, relate to sth


~ about
The book puts forward a number of extreme propositions about the nature of language.

Concise English dictionary

propositions‚prɑpə'zɪʃn /‚prɒ-
+(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
+a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
+an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors)
+the act of making a proposal
+a task to be dealt with
+suggest sex to