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Noun suggestion has 6 senses


suggestionn. [F. suggestion, L. suggestio.].
  •  The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Why do I yield to that suggestion?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  Charge; complaint; accusation.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
    "Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
    Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night
    On your suggestion.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Hint; allusion; intimation; insinuation.


suggestion, n.
1 the act or an instance of suggesting; the state of being suggested.
2 a theory, plan, etc., suggested (made a helpful suggestion).
3 a slight trace; a hint (a suggestion of garlic).
4 Psychol. a the insinuation of a belief etc. into the mind. b such a belief etc.

ME f. OF f. L suggestio -onis (as SUGGEST)



admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, allegory, allusion, arcane meaning, ascendancy, aspersion, assumption, authority, bare suggestion, breath, briefing, broad hint, cast, catchword, caution, caveat, characterization, charisma, charm, clout, clue, coloration, connotation, consequence, consultation, control, council, counsel, credit, cue, cue word, dash, denomination, denotation, designation, differentiation, direction, disclosure, dominance, domination, effect, eminence, enchantment, esteem, evidence, exhortation, expostulation, expression, favor, fingering, force, gentle hint, gesture, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, good feeling, guidance, half an idea, hazy idea, hint, hold, hortation, hot lead, idea, identification, implication, implied meaning, import, importance, impression, improper suggestion, imputation, incidental power, indecent proposal, index, indication, indicativeness, inference, influence, influentiality, infusion, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, instance, instruction, intimation, invitation, iota, ironic suggestion, key, key word, kick, lead, leadership, leverage, lick, look, magnetism, manifestation, mastery, meaning, mere notion, metaphorical sense, moment, monition, motion, naming, nod, notion, nuance, nudge, occult meaning, opinion, overtone, parley, pass, personal remark, personality, persuasion, picking out, plan, pointing, pointing out, pointing to, potency, power, predominance, preponderance, pressure, prestige, presumption, presupposition, proffer, prompt, prompting, proposal, proposition, purchase, recommendation, reflection, reign, reminder, remonstrance, repute, request, resolution, rule, sauce, say, scent, scintilla, seasoning, selection, sexual advance, shade, shadow, show, showing, sign, signal, signification, sip, slur, sly suggestion, smack, smattering, smell, sneaking suspicion, soupcon, spark, specification, spice, spoor, sprinkling, strain, suasion, subsense, subsidiary sense, subtle influence, sup, supposition, supremacy, suspicion, sway, symbolism, symptom, symptomaticness, taint, taste, telltale, tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tip-off, touch, trace, track, uncomplimentary remark, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone, upper hand, urging, vague idea, vein, vestige, warning, weight, whiff, whip hand, whisper, whispering campaign, wind, wink




N plan, scheme, design, project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, resolution, motion, precaution, deep- laid plan, system, organization, germ, sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche, brouillon, rough cast, rough draft, draught copy, copy, proof, revise, drawing, scheme, schematic, graphic, chart, flow chart (representation), forecast, program, programme, prospectus, carte du pays, card, bill, protocol, order of the day, list of agenda, bill of fare, base of operations, platform, plank, slate, ticket, role, policy, contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device, pipelaying, stratagem, trick, alternative, loophole, shift, last shift, measure, step, stroke, stroke of policy, master stroke, trump card, court card, cheval de bataille, great gun, coup, coup d'etat, clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke, bright thought, bright idea, intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machination, subplot, underplot, counterplot, schemer, schemist, schematist, strategist, machinator, projector, artist, promoter, designer, conspirator, intrigant, planned, strategic, strategical, planning, prepared, in course of preparation, under consideration, on the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.


N advice, counsel, adhortation, word to the wise, suggestion, submonition, recommendation, advocacy, advisement, exhortation, expostulation, admonition, guidance, instruction, charge, injunction, obtestation, Governor's message, President's message, King's message, Queen's speech, message, speech from the throne, adviser, prompter, counsel, counselor, monitor, mentor, Nestor, magnus Apollo, senator, teacher, guide, manual, chart, physician, doctor, leech, archiater, arbiter, reference, referment, consultation, conference, pourparler, recommendatory, hortative, dehortatory, admonitory, Int, go to!, give every man thine ear but few thy voice, I pray thee cease thy counsel, my guide, philosopher, and friend, 'twas good advice and meant, my son be good, verbum sat sapienti, a word to the wise is sufficient, vive memor leti, we, ask advice but we mean approbation.


N memory, remembrance, retention, retentiveness, tenacity, veteris vestigia flammae, tablets of the memory, readiness, reminiscence, recognition, recollection, rememoration, recurrence, flashback, retrospect, retrospection, afterthought, post script, PS, suggestion, prompting, hint, reminder, remembrancer, flapper, memorial, commemoration, note, memo, memorandum, things to be remembered, token of remembrance, memento, souvenir, keepsake, relic, memorabilia, art of memory, artificial memory, memoria technica, mnemonics, mnemotechnics, phrenotypics, Mnemosyne, prompt-book, crib sheet, cheat sheet, retentive memory, tenacious memory, photographic memory, green memory, trustworthy memory, capacious memory, faithful memory, correct memory, exact memory, ready memory, prompt memory, accurate recollection, perfect memory, total recall, celebrity, fame, renown, reputation, remembering, remembered, mindful, reminiscential, retained in the memory, pent up in one's memory, fresh, green, green in remembrance, unforgotten, present to the mind, within one's memory, indelible, uppermost in one's thoughts, memorable, by heart, by rote, without book, memoriter, in memory of, in memoriam, memoria in aeterna, suggestive, manet alta mente repostum, forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit, absens haeres non erit, beatae memoriae, briefly thyself remember, mendacem memorem esse oportet, memory the warder of the brain, parsque est meminisse doloris, to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die, vox audita peril littera scripta manet, out of sight, out of mind.


N supposition, assumption, assumed position, postulation, condition, presupposition, hypothesis, blue sky hypothesis, postulate, postulatum, theory, thesis, theorem, data, proposition, position, proposal, presumption, divination, conjecture, guess, guesswork, speculation, rough guess, shot, shot in the dark, conjecturality, surmise, suspicion, sneaking suspicion, estimate, approximation (nearness), inkling, suggestion, hint, intimation, notion, impression, bare supposition, vague supposition, loose supposition, loose suggestion, association of ideas, (analogy), metonym, metonymy, simile (metaphor), conceit, idea, thought, original idea, invention (imagination), supposing, given, mooted, postulatory, assumed, supposititious, suppositive, suppositious, gratuitous, speculative, conjectural, hypothetical, theoretical, academic, supposable, presumptive, putative, suppositional, suggestive, allusive, if, if so be, an, on the supposition, ex hypothesi, in the case, in the event of, quasi, as if, provided, perhaps, for aught one knows.


N meaning, signification, significance, sense, expression, import, purport, force, drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring, scope, substance, gist, essence, marrow, spirit, matter, subject, subject matter, argument, text, sum and substance, general meaning, broad meaning, substantial meaning, colloquial meaning, literal meaning, plain meaning, simple meaning, natural meaning, unstrained meaning, true meaning, honest meaning, &c 543 prima facie meaning, letter of the law, literally, after acceptation, synonym, implication, allusion, suggestion, figure of speech, acceptation, meaning, expressive, suggestive, allusive, significant, significative, significatory, pithy, full of meaning, pregnant with meaning, declaratory, intelligible, literal, synonymous, tantamount, implied, explicit, to that effect, that is to say.


N information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge, publicity, data, communication, intimation, notice, notification, enunciation, annunciation, announcement, communiqu_e, representation, round robin, presentment, case, estimate, specification, report, advice, monition, news, return, account, statement, mention, acquainting, instruction, outpouring, intercommunication, communicativeness, informant, authority, teller, intelligencer, reporter, exponent, mouthpiece, informer, eavesdropper, delator, detective, sleuth, mouchard, spy, newsmonger, messenger, amicus curiae, valet de place, cicerone, pilot, guide, guidebook, handbook, vade mecum, manual, map, plan, chart, gazetteer, itinerary, hint, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, cue, byplay, gesture, gentle hint, broad hint, verbum sapienti, a word to the wise, insinuation, information theory, bit, byte, word, doubleword, quad word, paragraph, segment, magnetic media, paper medium, optical media, random access memory, RAM, read-only memory, ROM, write once read mostly memory, WORM, informed, communique, reported, published, expressive, explicit plain spoken, (artless), nuncupative, nuncupatory, declaratory, expository, enunciative, communicative, communicatory, from information received, a little bird told me, I heard it through the grapevine.

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