From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Propound \Pro*pound"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propounded; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Propounding.] [From earlier propone, L. proponere,
   propositum, to set forth, propose, propound; pro for, before
   + ponere to put. See Position, and cf. Provost.]
   1. To offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose; as, to
      propound a question; to propound an argument. --Shak.
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            And darest thou to the Son of God propound
            To worship thee, accursed?            --Milton.
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            It is strange folly to set ourselves no mark, to
            propound no end, in the hearing of the gospel.
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   2. (Eccl.) To propose or name as a candidate for admission to
      communion with a church.
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