[ uh-pohz ]
/ əˈpoʊz /
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verb (used with object), ap·posed, ap·pos·ing.
to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose.
to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.
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Origin of appose
OTHER WORDS FROM appose
ap·pos·a·bil·i·ty, nounap·pos·a·ble, adjectiveap·pos·er, nounnon·ap·pos·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for appose
/ (əˈpəʊz) /
to place side by side or near to each other
(usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing
Word Origin for appose
C16: from Old French apposer, from poser to put, from Latin pōnere
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