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juxtapose

[ juhk-stuh-pohz, juhk-stuh-pohz ]
/ ˈdʒʌk stəˌpoʊz, ˌdʒʌk stəˈpoʊz /
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verb (used with object), jux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing.
to place close together or side by side, especially with an arresting or surprising effect, or in a way that invites comparison or contrast.
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Origin of juxtapose

First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from juxtaposition
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British Dictionary definitions for juxtapose

juxtapose
/ (ˌdʒʌkstəˈpəʊz) /

verb
(tr) to place close together or side by side

Derived forms of juxtapose

juxtaposition, nounjuxtapositional, adjective

Word Origin for juxtapose

C19: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position
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