hypothesis first <suggested> by Luis and Walter Alvarez.

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The following sentence is cited from TOEFL reading materials:
Of the various hypothese sattempting to account for the late Cretaceous extinctions, the one that hasattracted the most attention in recent years is the asteroid-impact hypothesisfirst suggested by Luis and Walter Alvarez.
I've looked up the word "suggest" in WR dictionary, but couldn't find a definition that makes sense. Can you tell me its exact meaning?
  • Franco-filly

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    English - Southern England
    This is the correct definition from the WR dictionary:
    1. to put forward (a plan, idea, etc) for consideration: I suggest Smith for the post, a plan suggested itself

    It means that "the first people to put forward ( or "come up with" ) the idea of "the asteroid-impact hypothesis" were
    Luis and Walter Alvarez.
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