Definition: to give an opinion, idea or proposal so that others can consider and discuss it.
(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)
E.g.1: He put forward the idea that all employees should pay to park in the company car park, but the idea was rejected at the meeting.
E.g.2: He put his plan forward so the others could think about it.
This phrasal verb can be separated (E.g. 2).