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appose

[uh-pohz] /əˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), 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.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; by analogy with compose, propose, etc. < Latin appōnere to place near, set alongside, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pōnere to place
Related forms
apposability, noun
apposable, adjective
apposer, noun
nonapposable, adjective
unapposable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apposable

apposable

/əˈpəʊzəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being apposed or brought into apposition
2.
(anatomy) another word for opposable (sense 2)

appose

/əˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to place side by side or near to each other
2.
(usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing
Word Origin
C16: from Old French apposer, from poser to put, from Latin pōnere
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Word Origin and History for apposable

appose

v.

"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.

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