1. suggest/state something, give (effort)
put forth plans/effort
To 'put forth' something usually means to suggest it. You can put forth a plan or a proposal for example. When you're talking about plants growing you can say a plant or tree 'put forth' leaves, shoots or buds. If you publish or circulate something you can say you put forth a publication. This is a phrasal verb more suited to formal speaking or writing.