appose

[ uh-pohz ]
/ əˈpoʊz /

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

1585–95; by analogy with compose, propose, etc. < Latin appōnere to place near, set alongside, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pōnere to place
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Examples from the Web for appose

  • I 'appose it's one of the hard things big peoples has to learn.

    Little Miss Peggy|Mrs. Molesworth

British Dictionary definitions for appose

appose

/ (əˈpəʊz) /

verb (tr)

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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Word Origin and History for appose

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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