- suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer.
Origin of apposite
1615–25; < Latin appositus added to, put near (past participle of appōnere), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + positus placed (posi- place + -tus past participle suffix)
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Even Balder made remarks which seemed to be regarded as apposite.The Market-Place
Talk should proceed by instances; by the apposite, not the expository.The Pocket R.L.S.
Robert Louis Stevenson
In any event it was apposite to remark, "Of course Emmie's the pet."The Open Question
The Skipper's apposite remarks aided me in keeping my senses.Latitude 19 degree
Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
The transposition is complete, and the allusion most apposite.
- well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt
C17: from Latin appositus placed near, from appōnere, from pōnere to put, place
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Word Origin and History for apposite
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