contrapose

[ kon-truh-pohz ]
/ ˈkɒn trəˌpoʊz /

verb (used with object), con·tra·posed, con·tra·pos·ing.

to place in contraposition.

Nearby words

  1. contralto,
  2. contranym,
  3. contraoctave,
  4. contraorbital,
  5. contraplete,
  6. contraposition,
  7. contrapositive,
  8. contrapposto,
  9. contraption,
  10. contrapuntal

Origin of contrapose

1610–20; back formation from contraposed < Latin contrāpositus, past participle of contrāpōnere to place against, with -ed2 for Latin -itus past participle suffix

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