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1    motion, plan, proposal, proposition, recommendation  
2    breath, hint, indication, insinuation, intimation, suspicion, trace, whisper  
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  ( suggestions    plural  )
1       n-count   If you make a suggestion, you put forward an idea or plan for someone to think about.  
oft N of/for n/-ing  
The dietitian was helpful, making suggestions as to how I could improve my diet..., Perhaps he'd followed her suggestion of a stroll to the river...     
2       n-count   A suggestion is something that a person says which implies that something is the case.  
oft N that  
We reject any suggestion that the law needs amending..., There are suggestions that he might be supported by the Socialists.     
3       n-sing   If there is no suggestionthat something is the case, there is no reason to think that it is the case.  
usu with brd-neg, N that, N of n  
There is no suggestion whatsoever that the two sides are any closer to agreeing...     
4       n-count   If there is a suggestionof something, there is a slight amount or sign of it.  
usu sing, N of n   (=hint)  
...that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan., ...a firm, well-sprung mattress with not one suggestion of a sag.     
5       n-uncount   Suggestion means giving people a particular idea by associating it with other ideas.  
The power of suggestion is very strong.     

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