apposite

[ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it]
adjective
suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin appositus added to, put near (past participle of appōnere), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + positus placed (posi- place + -tus past participle suffix)

appositely, adjective
appositeness, noun
unapposite, adjective
unappositely, adverb
unappositeness, noun
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apposite (ˈæpəzɪt)
 
adj
well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt
 
[C17: from Latin appositus placed near, from appōnere, from pōnere to put, place]
 
'appositely
 
adv
 
'appositeness
 
n

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apposite
1620s, "well-put or applied, appropriate," from L. appositus, pp. of apponere "apply to, put near," from ad- "near" + ponere "to place" (see position).
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Example sentences
Seldom have the old slogans seemed more apposite.
This remains apposite advice at a time when the peace process is in a fragile
  condition but strong in its fundamentals.
Revolutionary is an abused word in biotech, but here it is entirely apposite.
His humorous tales and novels of Swiss life were often illustrated with his own
  apposite drawings.
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