from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place in proximity; juxtapose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To place next or to or near to; to juxtapose.
- v. To put questions to; to examine or try.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To place opposite or before; to put or apply (one thing to another).
- transitive v. To place in juxtaposition or proximity.
- transitive v. To put questions to; to examine; to try. [Obs.] See pose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put or apply (one thing) to or near to (another).
- To bring near or next, as one thing to another; put side by side; arrange in juxtaposition.
- To oppose in discussion; bring objections or difficulties before one to be answered; examine; question; pose; puzzle.
- Specifically— To examine (a sheriff) with reference to (his) accounts. See apposer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place side by side or in close proximity
Probably ad- + -pose (as in compose).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French apposer, from Latin appōnere. (Wiktionary)