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verb (used with object), pre·posed, pre·pos·ing. Grammar.
  1. to place (a grammatical form) before a related grammatical form: The adverb “out” of “put the light out” is preposed in “put out the light.”
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Origin of prepose

1655–65; probably back formation from preposition1; compare obsolete prepose to set over < Middle French preposer; see pre-, pose1
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