WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
sug•ges•tion /səgˈdʒɛstʃən, sə-/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of suggesting, or the state of being suggested.
  2. something suggested:[countable]a suggestion for improved communication between shifts.
  3. a hint, slight trace, or sign:[countable]a suggestion of tears in his eyes.
  4. [uncountable] the calling up in the mind of one idea by another by virtue of some association.
See -gest-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
sug•ges•tion  (səg jeschən, sə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of suggesting.
  2. the state of being suggested.
  3. something suggested, as a piece of advice:We made the suggestion that she resign.
  4. a slight trace:He speaks with a suggestion of a foreign accent.
  5. the calling up in the mind of one idea by another by virtue of some association or of some natural connection between the ideas.
  6. the idea thus called up.
  7. Psychology
    • the process of inducing a thought, sensation, or action in a receptive person without using persuasion and without giving rise to reflection in the recipient.
    • the thought, sensation, or action induced in this way.
  • Medieval Latin suggestiōn- (stem of suggestiō), Latin: act of supplying an answer or hint, equivalent. to suggest(us) (see suggest) + -iōn- -ion
  • Middle English suggestio(u)n incitement to evil 1300–50
    • 1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  advice. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

suggestion /səˈdʒɛstʃən/ n
  1. something that is suggested
  2. a hint or indication: a suggestion of the odour of violets
  3. the process whereby the mere presentation of an idea to a receptive individual leads to the acceptance of that idea
    See also autosuggestion



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