Sug*ges"tion(?), n. [F. suggestion, L. suggestio.] 1. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
2. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
Why do I yield to that suggestion?Shak.
3. Charge; complaint; accusation.
[Obs.] "A false suggestion."
(Law) Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
(Physiol. & Metaph.) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
(Hypnotism) The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Syn. -- Hint; allusion; intimation; insinuation. -- Suggestion, Hint. A hint is the briefest or most indirect mode of calling one's attention to a subject. A suggestion is a putting of something before the mind for consideration, an indirect or guarded mode of presenting argument or advice. A hint is usually something slight or covert, and may by merely negative in its character. A suggestion is ordinarily intended to furnish us with some practical assistance or direction. "He gave me a hint of my danger, and added some suggestions as to the means of avoiding it."
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,Pope.
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
Arthur, whom they say is killed to-nightShak.
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