put forth

put forth
phrasal
Etymology: ME putten forth, fr. putten to put + forth
1.

has put forth a new theory of the origin of the solar system

b. : to make public : issue

his put forth a new set of parking regulations

2. : to bring into action : exert

had to put all his strength forth to get the measure through

3. : to produce or send out (a growth)

put forth leaves

4. : to come into leaf, bud, or flower

other things might put forth; but never again that wild beauty — Ellen Glasgow

5. : to start out : begin a voyage

put forth alone upon the great inland ocean — Jackson Rivers

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put forth — see put, 1
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Main Entry:forth
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put forth [phrasal verb]
put forth (something) or put (something) forth somewhat formal
1 : to suggest (an idea, plan, etc.) for people to think about or consider

The same argument has been put forth by many people in the opposition.

I would like to put forth some alternatives.

putting forth a plan/proposal/theory

2 : to use (something, such as energy) for a particular purpose

She put forth all her energy to win the race.

They put forth a good effort.

3 of a plant : to produce or send out (something) by growing

The trees are starting to put forth new leaves.

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Main Entry:put

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  • put forth — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms put forth : present tense I/you/we/they put forth he/she/it puts forth present participle putting forth past tense put forth past participle put forth 1) formal to state or offer an idea, opinion, plan etc The …   English dictionary

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  • put forth — verb to give or supply; to make or create (implies trying or striving) to put forth an effort See Also: put out, put up …   Wiktionary

  • put forth — PHRASAL VERB If someone puts forth a plan or proposal, they suggest it. [FORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] The rebels put forth a five point plan …   English dictionary

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