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appose

[uh-pohz]
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verb (used with object), ap·posed, ap·pos·ing.
  1. to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose.
  2. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.

Origin of appose

1585–95; by analogy with compose, propose, etc. < Latin appōnere to place near, set alongside, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pōnere to place
Related formsap·pos·a·bil·i·ty, nounap·pos·a·ble, adjectiveap·pos·er, nounnon·ap·pos·a·ble, adjectiveun·ap·pos·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apposable

apposable

adjective
  1. capable of being apposed or brought into apposition
  2. anatomy another word for opposable (def. 2)

appose

verb (tr)
  1. to place side by side or near to each other
  2. (usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing

Word Origin

C16: from Old French apposer, from poser to put, from Latin pōnere
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Word Origin and History for apposable

appose

v.

"to apply" (one thing to another), 1590s, either from French apposer (from a "to;" see ad-, + poser "to place;" see pose (v.1)), or else formed in English from Latin apponere (see apposite) on analogy of compose, expose, etc. In Middle English, an identical word was a variant spelling of oppose. Related: Apposed; apposing.

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