Suggestion

Definition of Suggestion

Sug`ges´tion
n.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.
4.(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.
5.(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.
6.(Hypnotism) The control of the mind of an hypnotic subject by ideas in the mind of the hypnotizer.
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
- Pope.
Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night
On your suggestion.
- Shak.

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