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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)



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