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Appose

Appose \Ap*pose"\, v. t. [For oppose. See Oppose.] To put questions to; to examine; to try. [Obs.] See Pose.

To appose him without any accuser, and that secretly.
--Tyndale.

Appose

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).

    The nymph herself did then appose, For food and beverage, to him all best meat.
    --Chapman.

  2. To place in juxtaposition or proximity.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

appose

"to apply" (one thing to another), 1590s, either from French apposer (from a "to;" see ad-, + poser "to place;" see pose (v.1)), or else formed in English from Latin apponere (see apposite) on analogy of compose, expose, etc. In Middle English, an identical word was a variant spelling of oppose. Related: Apposed; apposing.

Wiktionary

appose

Etymology 1 vb. (context obsolete transitive English) To interrogate; to question. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To place next or to or near to; to juxtapose. 2 (context transitive English) To place opposite or before; to put or apply (one thing ''to'' another).

WordNet

appose

v. place side by side or in close proximity

Usage examples of "appose".

Unable to appose, the disjointed segments fell free, and she flung them off into the darkness.

And we would be on our way to having a family as apposed to just talking about it.

You know, the cool club chick look as apposed to the classy club owner look.

Piltdown skull had been apposed in a manner which was in open defiance of all that was known of skulls, ancient and modern, human and anthropoid.

It was pretty much what the microphone had been picking up from the start: the inconsequential prattle of a couple in the privacy of their own apartment, as apposed to intelligence secrets, which SNIPER collected at the university or his government offices.

Matthew Passion were, for the evolving organism of human thought, feathered wings, apposing thumbs, new layers of frontal cortex.

Unable to appose, the disjointed segments fell free, and she flung them off into the darkness.