sug·gest / sə(g)ˈjest/ • v. put forward for consideration: I suggest that we wait a day or two | [with direct speech] “Maybe you ought to get an expert,” she suggested | [tr.] Ruth suggested a vacation. ∎ [tr.] cause one to think that (something) exists or is the case: finds of lead coffins suggested a cemetery north of the river | the temperature wasn't as tropical as the bright sunlight may have suggested ∎ state or express indirectly: are you suggesting that I should ignore her? | [tr.] the seduction scenes suggest his guilt and her loneliness. ∎ [tr.] evoke: the theatrical interpretation of weather and water almost suggests El Greco. ∎ (suggest itself) (of an idea) come into one's mind.DERIVATIVES: sug·gest·er n.