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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyput forward
he/she/itputs forward
present participleputting forward
past tenseput forward
past participleput forward
  1. 1
    to offer an idea, opinion, reason etc, especially so that people can discuss it and make a decision
    He rejected all the proposals put forward by the committee.
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    1. a.
      to officially suggest that someone should be considered for a particular job or position
      put someone forward as/for something: Your name was put forward as a possible team leader.
      put someone forward to do something: I’ve thought about putting myself forward to chair the meeting.
  2. 2
    to change the time or date of an event so that it happens earlier than originally planned
    The meeting has been put forward to Monday.
  3. 3
    to change the time of a clock or watch to a later time
    The pilot reminded us to put our watches forward by two hours.
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