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- v. To place or set before; to prefix.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To place or set before; to prefix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place before or in front of something else; prefix.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place before another constituent in the sentence
There is no instance of a non-quantifying adjective preposed to the noun in Etruscan, whereas quantifying adjectives like numerals may prepose the noun as demonstratives do.
Pullum explains in precise and formal terms: "In English you can take not only an adjunct but also a predicative complement or a nonfinite catenative complement and prepose them pop them at the front of the clause for a special effect."
` Senhor Pumpkin, 'says he, ` you are Conrad ob de Mountains,' -- ('cause he guess who he was by dat time); ` how you prepose to go ober de mountains? '
Even the neo-classicals back away from this idea - which is why they prepose the much more wooly idea that interest and aggrandizement of goods is the same.
What would you prepose to stop or cut down all that waste?
I want some real action and je prepose a two night extravaganza, not unlike the leaders debates.
"I prepose we support a one-month limit on going steady.