verb (used with object), ap·posed, ap·pos·ing.
Origin of appose
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
Word Origin for appose
Word Origin and History for appose
"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.