put forth

Meaning(s)

1. suggest/state something, give (effort)

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Professional

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put forth plans/effort

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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.

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  1. The coach felt that his star player was capable of putting forth a lot more effort in training than he had been doing, and told him that he needed to liven up.
  2. After thinking it over carefully, she put forth her solution to the mathematical problem.

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  1. The government put forth a number of plans for dealing with London's traffic problems. They felt that the issue required a multi-pronged approach.
  2. I have put forth what I think is a strong candidate for the role. 

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