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noun proposal pronunciation in American English /prəˈpoʊz(ə)l/ 
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singularproposal
pluralproposals
  1. 1
    [countable] a plan or suggestion, especially a formal one that a group has to consider
    proposal for:

    Proposals for a new constitution are under discussion.

    a proposal to do something:

    the latest proposal to impose a tax on fuel

  2. 2
    [countable] a request to someone to get married to you

    She accepted his proposal at once.

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