- to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose.
- to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.
Origin of appose
- capable of being apposed or brought into apposition
- anatomy another word for opposable (def. 2)
- to place side by side or near to each other
- (usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing
Word Origin and History for apposable
"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.