Raise / Bring up a subject (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Start a subject

Raise

To present or put forward a subject for consideration or discussion

SW: broach, bring up

We were glad you raised the subject at the meeting.

Bring up

To begin to talk about a subject

I hate to bring this up, but you still owe me $100.

Broach

To begin talking about a subject that is difficult to discuss, especially because it may be embarrassing or unpleasant or cause an argument

I was dreading having to broach the subject to my manager.

Get onto something

To begin talking about a subject

We got onto the subject of the conference.

A subject comes up / arise

People begin talking about the subject.

The subject of project never came up.

Change the subject

To begin talking about something different

I tried to change the subject.

 

 

Introduce

To present something for consideration or discussion

I introduced several issues during the meeting.

Present

To offer something for other people to consider or judge

I am presenting the report at the meeting.

Put forward

To suggest an idea, plan, proposal, etc. for consideration or discussion

I put forward a few suggestions about the Christmas party.

Suggest

To put forward an idea, a plan, or an action for other people to consider

I suggested an Indian restaurant near the subway station for the party.

Propose

Formal

To put forward a plan, idea, action, etc. for other people to consider

Several politicians have proposed raising the tax.

Put forth

To suggest an idea, plan, etc. for people to consider

I put forth some alternatives.

Advance

Formal

To suggest an idea, a theory, or a plan for other people to consider or discuss

Many ideas were advanced and rejected.