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interpose

[ in-ter-pohz ]
/ 藢瑟n t蓹r藞po蕣z /
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verb (used with object), in路ter路posed, in路ter路pos路ing.
to place between; cause to intervene: to interpose an opaque body between a light and the eye.
to put (a barrier, obstacle, etc.) between or in the way of.
to put in (a remark, question, etc.) in the midst of a conversation, discourse, or the like.
to bring (influence, action, etc.) to bear between parties, or on behalf of a party or person.
verb (used without object), in路ter路posed, in路ter路pos路ing.
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Origin of interpose

From the Middle French word interposer, dating back to 1590鈥1600. See inter-, pose1

OTHER WORDS FROM interpose

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British Dictionary definitions for interpose

interpose
/ (藢瑟nt蓹藞p蓹蕣z) /

verb
to put or place between or among other things
to introduce (comments, questions, etc) into a speech or conversation; interject
to exert or use power, influence, or action in order to alter or intervene in (a situation)

Derived forms of interpose

interposable, adjectiveinterposal, nouninterposer, noun

Word Origin for interpose

C16: from Old French interposer, from Latin interp艒nere, from inter- + p艒nere to put
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