1. To offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument. "And darest thou to the Son of God propound To worship thee, accursed?" (Milton) "It is strange folly to set ourselves no mark, to propound no end, in the hearing of the gospel." (Coleridge)
Origin: From earlier propone, L. Proponere, propositum, to set forth, propose, propound; pro for, before + ponere to put. See Position, and cf. Provost.
(01 Mar 1998)
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