proposal


proposal
proposal pro‧pos‧al [prəˈpəʊzl ǁ -ˈpoʊ-] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] a plan or idea which is suggested formally to an official person, or when this is done:

• The President is facing a battle to get Congress to accept his budget proposals.

• I made a proposal for opening an office in Seoul, complete with projected costings.

proposal to do something

• The Senate rejected a proposal to limit the program to two years.

proposal that

• The company had to put forward a proposal that layoffs be considered.

— compare motion
2. [countable] INSURANCE an official document in which you give details about yourself or your property when you are buying an insurance policy — see also acceptance of proposal

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proposal UK US /prəˈpəʊzəl/ noun [C]
a formal suggestion, plan, or idea, often a written one: a proposal for sth »

The Senate rejected the proposal for a rise in Brazil's minimum wage.

a proposal to do sth »

Management has made proposals to cap overtime.

make/put forward/submit a proposal »

Nine other firms submitted proposals for the Navy complex.

approve/consider/reject a proposal »

Investors approved the merger proposal.

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a budget/spending proposal

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a merger/project/tax proposal

INSURANCE an official document in which you give information about yourself and your property for an insurance agreement: »

Once you have completed the on-screen proposal form, the premium and cover details are sent to you by e-mail.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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