propound

Part of speech: noun

PROPOUNDER.

Part of speech: verb

To state formally for consideration or solution.

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Usage examples "propound":

  1. So they called after them, and they stopped, and stood still till they came up to them; but they concluded, as they went, that not Mr. By- ends, but old Mr. Hold- the- world, should propound the question to them, because, as they supposed, their answer to him would be without the remainder of that heat that was kindled betwixt Mr. By- ends and them, at their parting a little before. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  2. Propound thou no inquiries anywhere about the old fellow who gave the supper. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Still less do I propound a recipe for its manufacture. - "Platform Monologues", T. G. Tucker.