Definition of Put forward

1. Verb. Put before. "They put forward that there was a traffic accident "; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

Exact synonyms: Posit, State, Submit
Generic synonyms: Advise, Propose, Suggest
Derivative terms: Statement, Statement, Submission

2. Verb. Insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized. "Women should assert themselves more!"
Exact synonyms: Assert
Generic synonyms: Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Comport, Conduct, Deport
Derivative terms: Assertive

3. Verb. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. "Call down the spirits from the mountain"

4. Verb. Propose as a candidate for some honor.
Exact synonyms: Nominate, Put Up
Generic synonyms: Nominate, Propose
Derivative terms: Nomination, Nomination, Nomination, Nominative, Nominator

Definition of Put forward

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To propose for consideration. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To change the time in a time zone to a later time. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Put Forward

put aside
put at ease
put away
put back
put behind bars
put by
put case
put differently
put down
put down for
put down roots
put down to
put downs
put food on the table
put forth
put forward (current term)
put hair on someone's chest
put heads together
put horns on
put in
put in motion
put in place
put in practice
put in with
put into effect
put into practice
put it there
put lipstick on a pig
put off
put on

Literary usage of Put forward

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"When the king chose Shelburne as prime minister, they refused to follow nun, and put forward the incompetent duke of Portland аз their candidate for the ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace (1845)
"... bound, in the course of their business as carriers, by the .. contract of the agent whom they put forward as having the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In 1868 his name was put forward in the Cortes as a candidate for the throne, but the proposal was unsuccessful and the closing years of his life were spent ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... suggestion was put forward that the bishops of the two hierarchies of America and England, of whom the large majority trace their spiritual descent to ..."

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