US: /səˈdʒɛst/
UK: /səd‍ʒˈɛst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

suggest /sə'dʤest/
  • ngoại động từ
    • gợi, làm nảy ra trong trí
      • an idea suggested itself to me: một ý nảy ra trong óc tôi
    • đề nghị
      • to suggest meeting: đề nghị họp
    • đưa ra giả thuyết là
    • (pháp lý) đề nghị thừa nhận là
      • I suggest that you were aware of what was happening: tôi đề nghị ông hãy thừa nhận là ông biết chuyện xảy ra

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 ~ sth (to sb) to put forward an idea or a plan for other people to think about
Synonym: PROPOSE
[VN] May I suggest a white wine with this dish, Sir? + A solution immediately suggested itself to me (= I immediately thought of a solution). + [V (that)] I suggest (that) we go out to eat. + [V -ing] I suggested going in my car. + [VN that] It has been suggested that bright children take their exams early. + (BrE also) It has been suggested that bright children should take their exams early.
2 ~ sb/sth (for sth)
~ sb/sth (as sth) to tell sb about a suitable person, thing, method, etc. for a particular job or purpose
[VN] Who would you suggest for the job? + She suggested Paris as a good place for the conference. + Can you suggest a good dictionary?
Help Note: You cannot 'suggest somebody something': Can you suggest me a good dictionary? [V wh-] Can you suggest how I might contact him?
3 ~ sth (to sb) to put an idea into sb's mind; to make sb think that sth is true: [V (that)] All the evidence suggests (that) he stole the money. + [VN] The symptoms suggest a minor heart attack. + What do these results suggest to you? + The stage lighting was used to suggest a beach scene.
4 to state sth indirectly
Synonym: IMPLY
[V (that)] Are you suggesting (that) I'm lazy? + I'm not suggesting (that) she was responsible for the accident. + [VN] I would never suggest such a thing.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 propose, advance, recommend, urge, advocate, support, offer, proffer, put or set forward, present, mention, introduce:
He suggested going out to a pub for dinner. Can you suggest an alternative?
2 call to mind, bring up, hint (at), imply, insinuate, intimate, make one think, lead one to believe, indicate:
His silence suggested that this was not the right time to pursue the matter.

Collocation dictionary

1 propose sth/state sth indirectly


I tentatively suggested that she might be happier working somewhere else.
| respectfully, tactfully
I would respectfully suggest a different explanation for the company's decline.
| helpfully
‘Shall I tell them you're ill?’ Alice suggested helpfully.


seem reasonable to
It seems reasonable to suggest that all life forms on earth share a common origin.
| be wrong to | be tempting to | dare (to)
How dare you suggest such a thing?


She suggested John as chairman.
| for
Who would you suggest for the job?
| to
He suggested to the committee that they should delay making a decision.


can/may I suggest, I (would) suggest
I would suggest that you see your doctor about this.

2 show sth in an indirect way


The evidence suggests quite strongly that the fire was caused by an explosion.


seem to
The evidence seems to suggest that he did steal the money.

Concise English dictionary

suggests|suggested|suggestingsəg'dʒest /sə'dʒest
+make a proposal, declare a plan for something
+imply as a possibility
+drop a hint; intimate by a hint
+suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
+call to mind