juxtapose

[juhk-stuh-pohz, juhk-stuh-pohz]
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verb (used with object), jux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing.
  1. to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

Origin of juxtapose

First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from juxtaposition
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Related Words for juxtapose

pair, connect, appose

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  • Associated words: apposition, juxtaposition, juxtapose, juxtaposit.

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British Dictionary definitions for juxtapose

juxtapose

verb
  1. (tr) to place close together or side by side
Derived Formsjuxtaposition, nounjuxtapositional, adjective

Word Origin for juxtapose

C19: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position
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Word Origin and History for juxtapose
v.

1851, from French juxtaposer (1835), from Latin iuxta (see juxtaposition) + French poser (see pose (v.1)). Related: Juxtaposed; juxtaposing.

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