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Ways of making a suggestion - synonyms or related words



spoken used when you are making a suggestion, giving advice, or making a polite request



spoken used for making a suggestion when you are not sure what to do


modal verb

spoken used when making a polite remark or suggestion


modal verb

spoken used for making a suggestion


modal verb

spoken used for suggesting to someone a possible course of action, especially when they are in a difficult situation

how about...?

used for suggesting what someone may like to do or choose, or for suggesting a time or place that may be appropriate

why not...?

used for making a suggestion

what if...?

used when you are making a helpful suggestion

I thought (that)

used as a polite way of suggesting something

it’s just a thought

used when offering an idea or a suggestion



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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