meaning of appose

appose meaning in General Dictionary

To put questions to to look at to test Obs See Pose

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  • to position contrary or before to place or apply the one thing to a different
  • location side by side or in close distance
  • To place opposing or prior to; to put or use (one thing to some other).
  • To place in juxtaposition or proximity.
  • to place concerns to; to look at; to use. [Obs.] See Pose.

appose meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to apply" (a very important factor to a different), 1590s, either from French apposer (from a "to;" see ad-, + poser "to place;" see pose (v.1)), if not created in English from Latin apponere (see apposite) on analogy of compose, expose, etc. In center English, the identical term was a variant spelling of oppose. Associated: Apposed; apposing.


appose meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To put reverse or prior to; to put or apply (the one thing to some other).

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  • (v. t.) To position in juxtaposition or distance.