[ soo-per-im-pohz ]
See synonyms for: superimposesuperimposed on

verb (used with object),su·per·im·posed, su·per·im·pos·ing.
  1. to impose, place, or set over, above, or on something else.

  2. to put or join as an addition (usually followed by on or upon).

  1. to display or print (an image or text) over another image so that both are visible at once: You can superimpose open captions on your videos with this free software.

Origin of superimpose

First recorded in 1785–95; super- + impose

Other words from superimpose

  • su·per·im·po·si·tion [soo-per-im-puh-zish-uhn], /ˌsu pərˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən/, noun
  • su·per·im·pos·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use superimpose in a sentence

  • There is another element besides direction, viz.: superimposition, a determination of which is essential to truth.

    The Philosophy of the Weather | Thomas Belden Butler

British Dictionary definitions for superimpose


/ (ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊz) /

  1. to set or place on or over something else

  2. (usually foll by on or upon) to add (to)

Derived forms of superimpose

  • superimposition, noun

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