[ uh-pohz ]
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verb (used with object),ap·posed, ap·pos·ing.
  1. to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose.

  2. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.

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

Other words from appose

  • ap·pos·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • ap·pos·a·ble, adjective
  • ap·pos·er, noun
  • non·ap·pos·a·ble, adjective
  • un·ap·pos·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for appose


/ (əˈpəʊz) /

  1. to place side by side or near to each other

  2. (usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing

Origin of appose

C16: from Old French apposer, from poser to put, from Latin pōnere

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