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to propose to one's self
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Propose \Pro*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Proposing.] [F. proposer; pref. pro- (L. pro for, forward) + poser to place. See Pose, v.] 1. To set forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That being proposed brimfull of wine, one scarce could lift it up. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office. [1913 Webster] 3. To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend. [1913 Webster] I propose to relate, in several volumes, the history of the people of New England. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster] To propose to one's self, to intend; to design. [1913 Webster]