put forward

put forward
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "put forward":
present tense I/you/we/they put forward he/she/it puts forward present participle putting forward past tense put forward past participle put forward
1)
a) 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.

b) 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.


Collocations:
Noun frequently used with put forward
▪  argument, hypothesis, idea, plan, proposal, recommendation, suggestion
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) 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.


English dictionary. 2014.

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