verb (used with object), apposed, apposing.
to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose.
to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.

1585–95; by analogy with compose, propose, etc. < Latin appōnere to place near, set alongside, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + pōnere to place

apposability, noun
apposable, adjective
apposer, noun
nonapposable, adjective
unapposable, adjective Unabridged
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appose (əˈpəʊz)
1.  to place side by side or near to each other
2.  (usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing
[C16: from Old French apposer, from poser to put, from Latin pōnere]

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Word Origin & History

"to apply," 1590s, either from Fr. apposer (from a "to" + poser "to place") or formed in Eng. from L. apponere (see apposite) on analogy of compose, expose, etc.
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The stent is thin, flexible and expands to appose the vessel wall.
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