Sug*gest" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suggested (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Suggesting.] [L. suggestus, p.p. of suggerere to put under, furnish, suggest; sub under + gerere to carry, to bring. See Jest.]


To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.

Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection. Locke.


To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.


To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.


Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested. Shak.


To inform secretly.


Syn. -- To hint; allude to; refer to; insinuate.


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Sug*gest", v. i.

To make suggestions; to tempt.


And ever weaker grows through acted crime, Or seeming-genial, venial fault, Recurring and suggesting still. Tennyson.


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