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mean vs propose

propose vs mean

mean is a noun but propose is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but propose is not an adjective.

mean and propose both are verbs.

As verbs, propose is a hyponym of mean; that is, propose is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: have in mind as a purpose
  • propose: propose or intend
Other hyponyms of mean include design, plan, be after, purport, purpose, aim.
mean (noun) propose (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) propose (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) propose (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey make a proposal, declare a plan for something
have as a logical consequence present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
denote or connote propose or intend
have in mind as a purpose put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
have a specified degree of importance ask (someone) to marry you
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose

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