[ pree-pohz ]

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.”

Origin of prepose

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

Words Nearby prepose Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023