appose (v.) "to apply" (one thing to another), 1590s, either from Fr. apposer (from a "to" (see AD- (Cf. ad-)) + poser "to place") or formed in English from L. apponere (see APPOSITE (Cf. apposite)) on analogy of COMPOSE (Cf. compose), EXPOSE (Cf. expose), etc. In Middle English, an identical word was a variant spelling of oppose. Related: Apposed; apposing.

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  • Appose — Ap*pose , v. t. [F. apposer to set to; ? (L. ad) + poser to put, place. See {Pose}.] 1. To place opposite or before; to put or apply (one thing to another). [1913 Webster] The nymph herself did then appose, For food and beverage, to him all best… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appose — Ap*pose , v. t. [For oppose. See {Oppose}.] To put questions to; to examine; to try. [Obs.] See {Pose}. [1913 Webster] To appose him without any accuser, and that secretly. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apposé — apposé, ée (a pô zé, zée) part. passé. Le timbre apposé aux feuilles d impression …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • appose — index adjoin, border (bound), contrast, juxtapose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • apposé — Apposé, [appos]ée. part. pass …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • appose — [ə pōz′] vt. apposed, apposing [Fr apposer < L appositus, pp. of apponere, to put near to < ad , to + ponere, to put] 1. to put side by side; place opposite or near 2. Archaic to put or apply (something) to another thing …   English World dictionary

  • appose — transitive verb (apposed; apposing) Etymology: Middle French aposer, from Old French, from a + poser to put more at pose Date: 1596 1. archaic to put before ; apply (one thing) to another 2. to place in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appose — v.t. [L. ad, to; ponere, to put] To place opposite or before; to put, apply, or add one thing to another, to place in juxtaposition …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • appose — apposability, n. apposable, adj. apposer, n. /euh pohz /, v.t., apposed, apposing. 1. to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose. 2. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another. [1585 95; by analogy with COMPOSE, PROPOSE …   Universalium

  • appose — verb To place next or to, or near to; to juxtapose. See Also: apposite, apposition, inapposite …   Wiktionary

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