Definition of Suggestion

1. Noun. An idea that is suggested. "The picnic was her suggestion"

Generic synonyms: Idea, Thought
Specialized synonyms: Glimmer, Glimmering, Inkling, Intimation, Posthypnotic Suggestion



2. Noun. A proposal offered for acceptance or rejection. "It was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
Exact synonyms: Proffer, Proposition
Generic synonyms: Proposal
Specialized synonyms: Breath, Hint, Intimation, Ghost, Touch, Trace, Advance, Approach, Feeler, Overture
Derivative terms: Proffer, Propose, Suggest, Suggest

3. Noun. A just detectable amount. "He speaks French with a trace of an accent"
Exact synonyms: Hint, Trace
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Spark
Derivative terms: Trace

4. Noun. Persuasion formulated as a suggestion.
Exact synonyms: Prompting
Generic synonyms: Persuasion, Suasion
Derivative terms: Prompt, Suggest, Suggest

5. Noun. The sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association.
Generic synonyms: Higher Cognitive Process
Derivative terms: Suggest

6. Noun. The act of inducing hypnosis.
Exact synonyms: Hypnotism, Mesmerism
Generic synonyms: Influence
Derivative terms: Hypnotist, Mesmeric, Mesmerist, Mesmerizer

Definition of Suggestion

1. n. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.

2. n. The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.

Definition of Suggestion

1. Noun. Something suggested. ¹

2. Noun. The act of suggesting. ¹

3. Noun. (countable psychology) Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suggestion

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Suggestion

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

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1913)
"THE EFFECT OF VERBAL suggestion ON JUDGMENTS OF THE AFFECTIVE VALUE OF COLORS By INEZ POWELSON and MF WASHBURN The method followed in this study may be ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"suggestion does not explain all the phenomena of hypnosis, any more than does neurosis ... As to the theory of suggestion, so dear to the Nancy school, ..."

3. Advertising, Its Principles and Practice by Harry Tipper, Harry Levi Hollingworth, George Burton Hotchkiss, Frank Alvah Parsons (1919)
"writer of any advertising appeal should heed the suggestion or connotation of the symbols he uses even though he is writing an appeal to the intellect or ..."

4. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare (2001)
"My suggestion will hardly find favour, I fear, with the scene-shifters. But it is with the imaginary theatre only that I have to deal, ..."

5. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1893)
"DUALITY AND suggestion. The Doctrine of the Trinity of Man. — The Greek Philosophy. ... Auto-suggestion.— Universality of the Law of suggestion. ..."

6. The Law of psychic phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1902)
"DUALITY AND suggestion. The Doctrine of the Trinity of Man. — The Greek Philosophy. ... Auto-suggestion.— Universality of the Law of suggestion. ..."

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