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.

 

 

Describe (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Describe something/someone in a particular way

Describe

To say someone or something is a particular kind of person or thing

She is described by her friends as generous and honest.

Call

To describe someone or something in a particular way

His classmates call him a liar.

Picture

To describe someone or something in a particular way

He is pictured as a serious and difficult person.

Present

To show or describe something or someone in a particular way

In his speech, he presented himself as a family man.

Depict

To describe someone or something in words or with a picture

In her speech, she depicted her father as a tyrant.

Characterize

To describe the qualities of someone or something in a particular way

He characterizes himself as middle class.

 

Describe someone / something unfairly

Represent

To describe someone or something in a particular way, especially in a way that is not fair

I represent myself as an expert, but I know nothing.

Label

To describe someone or something in a particular way, especially unfairly or incorrectly

Many of my teachers have labeled me a troublemaker.

Portray

To show or describe someone or something in a particular way, especially when this does not give an accurate impression of what they are really like

She portrayed herself as the victim at the trial.

Paint

To describe someone or something in a particular way, especially in a way that causes people to believe something untrue

The area is not as bad as it is painted.