Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

put forward

put forward
1) present, offer or suggest
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    • put forward idea/suggestion/sb for promotion
  • Analysis

    To 'put forward' something is to offer an opinion or an idea in order for something to be discussed. If you put forward a person it means you are formally suggesting someone for a particular role or position. To put forward something can also mean to move the date or time of something forward to that it happens sooner than planned. If you put forward a clock, you change the time to a later one.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Tom had worked hard all year long and was finally being put forward for promotion.
    2. The Employee of the Year Awards were coming up soon, and Mary was one of the people put forward for the prize.
    3. I'm going to put forward a proposal to my Manager that I think he'll like.
    4. I'd like to put a plan forward for the project that we can all follow.
    5. When we meet as a group, anyone can put an idea forward for discussion.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Do you mind if we put forward our dinner to earlier in the week? Something came up and I'm going to be busy at the weekend.
    2. Remember to put the clock forward for daylight savings time.
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