To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.
- To offer for consideration or action; propose: suggest things for children to do; suggested that we take a walk.
- To bring or call to mind by logic or association; evoke: a cloud that suggests a mushroom; a ringlike symbol suggesting unity.
- To make evident indirectly; intimate or imply: a silence that suggested disapproval.
- To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand: Such a crime suggests apt punishment.