Definitions

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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

Etymologies

From French préposer; prefix pré- (Latin prae before) with poser. See pose. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Ipa ama hen

  • 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."

    Themes and rhemes and XSV: Smiled as the wonder I pondered

  • ` 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? '

    The Rover of the Andes A Tale of Adventure on South America

  • 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.

    Limited, Inc.

  • What would you prepose to stop or cut down all that waste?

    NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Podcast | PBS

  • I want some real action and je prepose a two night extravaganza, not unlike the leaders debates.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • "I prepose we support a one-month limit on going steady.

    ronin622 Diary Entry

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