Suggest vs Sudden - What's the difference?

suggest | sudden |


As a verb suggest

is to imply but stop short of saying explicitly.

As an adjective sudden is

happening quickly and with little or no warning.

As an adverb sudden is

(poetic) suddenly.

As a noun sudden is

(obsolete) an unexpected occurrence; a surprise.

suggest

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.
  • * (John Locke)
  • Some ideas are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 14, author=Angelique Chrisafis, work=Guardian
  • , title= Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism , passage=She was Nicolas Sarkozy's pin-up for diversity, the first Muslim woman with north African parents to hold a major French government post. But Rachida Dati has now turned on her own party elite with such ferocity that some have suggested she should be expelled from the president's ruling party.}}
  • To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 24, author=Nathan Rabin, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3 , passage=In the abstract, Stuhlbarg’s twinkly-eyed sidekick suggests Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 2 by way of late-period Robin Williams with an alien twist, but Stuhlbarg makes a character that easily could have come across as precious into a surprisingly palatable, even charming man.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-16, author= Sarah Boseley
  • , volume=189, issue=10, page=15, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Children shun vegetables and fruit , passage=The [British Heart Foundation's] data […] suggests there has been little improvement in eating, drinking and exercise habits in spite of the concern about obesity and the launch of the government's child measurement programme, which warns parents if their children are overweight. About a third of under-16s across the UK are either overweight or obese.}}
  • To ask for without demanding.
  • To recommend.
  • * , chapter=19
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.}}
  • (obsolete) To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested .

    Usage notes

    * (ask for without demanding) This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (the form ending in -ing ). See

    Synonyms

    * (imply but stop short of saying explicitly) allude, hint, imply, insinuate * (ask for without demanding) propose * See also

    Derived terms

    * suggestion * suggestive

    See also

    * (Suggestion)

    sudden

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Happening quickly and with little or no warning.
  • *, chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
  • (obsolete) Hastily prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Never was such a sudden scholar made.
  • * Milton
  • the apples of Asphaltis, appearing goodly to the sudden eye
  • (obsolete) Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden

    Antonyms

    * gradual * unsudden

    Derived terms

    * all of a sudden * sudden death * suddenly * suddenness * suddenwoven

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (poetic) Suddenly.
  • * Milton
  • Herbs of every leaf that sudden flowered.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
  • Derived terms

    * all of a sudden * all of the sudden * of a sudden

    Statistics

    *