Definition of put forward in English:

put forward

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phrasal verb

  • 1put someone forward, put forward someoneRecommend someone as a suitable candidate for a job or position.

    ‘he put me forward as head of publicity’
    • ‘he put himself forward for the post’
    • ‘I have lost count of the times an agency has said that they are putting you forward for a position you are interested in and that's the last you hear from them.’
    • ‘To me, he is the obvious candidate and I would put him forward without any hesitation.’
    • ‘They first warned all the party members that they shouldn't put me forward as one of the candidates, and yet a lot of people did.’
    • ‘I will be recommending to my superiors that he is put forward for an award.’
    • ‘Astonishingly, Elisabeth was put forward for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911 and 1923 (probably on the basis of her biography of her brother), only to be pipped at the post by Maeterlinck and Yeats.’
    • ‘The policeman has been put forward for a commendation by his sergeant following his ‘instinctive’ response last Saturday night.’
    • ‘Since the scheme began as a pilot in September, 1999, more than 2,000 pupils from 820 schools across the UK have been put forward for the award.’
    • ‘A university student from Dovercourt has been put forward for an award which celebrates young people's achievements.’
    • ‘Marion has impressed her colleagues so much that she was put forward as a finalist for an NHS achievement award and beat off stiff competition from more than 20 others to win it.’
    • ‘On the day she died, her commanding officer was putting her forward for a commendation for her part in thwarting an armed robbery, which she is now set to receive posthumously.’
    nominate, propose, put forward, recommend
  • 2put something forward, put forward somethingSubmit a plan, proposal, or theory for consideration.

    ‘the authority put forward positive proposals’
    • ‘A package of proposals will be put forward for public debate in the normal way, once we have reached our final conclusions.’
    • ‘The latest proposals were put forward by the county council as part of its general programme to improve the safety of home-to-school walking routes.’
    • ‘No concrete proposals were put forward at the meeting, a spokesperson said.’
    • ‘The protected woodlands in Hazelwood will remain largely untouched, but proposals have been put forward that they be opened up to pedestrians via a series of walkways.’
    • ‘The original proposals were put forward by the agency in December 2001.’
    • ‘The suggestion of a Pedestrian Crossing was put forward as one possible solution.’
    • ‘Alternative suggestions for the future of threatened Borthwick Wharf have been put forward.’
    • ‘Proposals for changes to maternity care in mid Essex have been put forward.’
    • ‘A Private Members' Bill will be put forward in Parliament on January 7, which Geraldine says she will support.’
    • ‘Plans for a £65m entertainment arena in Leeds have been put forward by a London-based developer.’
    propose, offer, advance, submit, present, tender, move, introduce, proffer, set forth