interpose

[ in-ter-pohz ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈpoʊz /

verb (used with object), in·ter·posed, in·ter·pos·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·ter·posed, in·ter·pos·ing.

Origin of interpose

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

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British Dictionary definitions for interpose

interpose

/ (ˌɪntəˈpəʊz) /

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

interposable, adjectiveinterposal, nouninterposer, noun

Word Origin for interpose

C16: from Old French interposer, from Latin interpōnere, from inter- + pōnere to put
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