suggestion

  • 1 suggestion — [ sygʒɛstjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. suggestio 1 ♦ Littér. Action de suggérer. ⇒ influence. « la suggestion [...] qui consiste à faire dans l esprit des autres une petite incision où l on met une idée à soi » (Hugo). ♢ Dr. Le fait d influencer qqn,… …

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  • 2 Suggestion — is the name given to the psychological process by which one person may guide the thoughts, feelings or behaviour of another. For nineteenth century writers on psychology such as William James the words suggest and suggestion were used in senses… …

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  • 3 Suggestion — Sug*ges tion, n. [F. suggestion, L. suggestio.] 1. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 suggestion — sug·ges·tion n 1 a: the act or process of suggesting b: something suggested 2: an entry on the record of a fact or circumstance (as the death or insolvency of a party) material to a case and essential for the court in making its determination… …

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  • 5 suggestion — Suggestion. subst. f. v. Instigation, persuasion. Pernicieuse, dangereuse suggestion. il a fait telle chose à la suggestion d un tel. c est une suggestion du malin esprit. Il ne se dit qu en mauvaise part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 suggestion — [n1] advice, plan advancement, angle, approach, bid, big idea*, bit*, brainchild*, charge, commendation, exhortation, game plan*, gimmick, hot lead*, idea, injunction, instruction, invitation, lead, motion, opinion, outline, pitch, presentation,… …

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  • 7 suggestion — mid 14c., a prompting to evil, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. suggestioun, from L. suggestionem (nom. suggestio) an addition, intimation, suggestion, from suggestus, pp. of suggerere suggest, supply, bring up, from sub up (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + gerere… …

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  • 8 suggestion — ► NOUN 1) an idea or plan put forward for consideration. 2) the action of suggesting. 3) something that implies or indicates a certain fact or situation. 4) a slight trace or indication: a suggestion of a smile. 5) Psychology the influencing of a …

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  • 9 suggestion — [səgjes′chən, səjes′chən] n. [ME < OFr suggestioun < L suggestio] 1. a suggesting or being suggested 2. something suggested 3. the process by which an idea is brought to the mind through its connection or association with an idea already in …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Suggestion — (lat., »Eingebung«), ursprünglich nach der schottischen Psychologenschule (Th. Brown u. a.) die Erweckung von Vorstellungen durch andre Vorstellungen, dann nach Braid Bezeichnung für gewisse Vorgänge in der Hypnose (s. Hypnotismus) Allgemeiner… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Suggestion — (lat.), Erweckung einer Vorstellung durch eine andere, dient zum Herbeiführen des hypnotischen Zustandes und Erregen von Vorstellungen, Empfindungen und Handlungen während oder nach der Hypnose; sie wird entweder durch einen fremden Willen… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Suggestion — Suggestion,die:⇨Beeinflussung …

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  • 13 suggestion — *touch, suspicion, soupçon, tincture, tinge, shade, smack, spice, dash, vein, strain, streak …

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  • 14 suggestion — Suggestion, Suggestus, huius suggestus …

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  • 15 Suggestion — La suggestion reflète l action de suggérer; de faire naître une idée, un sentiment, sans toutefois l exposer ouvertement. Sommaire 1 Historique 2 Suggestion et hypnose 3 Suggestion et psychanalyse 4 Bibliograp …

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  • 16 suggestion — noun 1 proposal ADJECTIVE ▪ constructive, excellent, good, helpful, interesting, intriguing, positive, practical, reasonable, sensible …

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  • 17 suggestion — n. 1) to advance, make, offer, put forward a suggestion 2) to ask for, call for, invite suggestions 3) to act on; adopt a suggestion 4) to reject a suggestion 5) an appropriate; helpful; pertinent; preposterous suggestion 6) a suggestion about,… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 suggestion */*/*/ — UK [səˈdʒestʃ(ə)n] / US [səɡˈdʒestʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms suggestion : singular suggestion plural suggestions 1) a) [countable] an idea or plan that you offer for someone to consider If you re looking for last minute Christmas presents, here are… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 suggestion — sug|ges|tion [ səg dʒestʃən ] noun *** 1. ) count an idea or plan that you offer for someone to consider: If you re looking for last minute Christmas presents, here are some suggestions. suggestion that: The committee rejected a suggestion that… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 suggestion*/*/*/ — [səˈdʒestʃ(ə)n] noun 1) [C] an idea or plan that you offer for someone to consider Could I make a suggestion?[/ex] People had some helpful suggestions for improving the service.[/ex] The suggestion that only rich people go to the opera is… …

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