contrapose

contrapose

[kon-truh-pohz]
verb (used with object), contraposed, contraposing.
to place in contraposition.

Origin:
1610–20; back formation from contraposed < Latin contrāpositus, past participle of contrāpōnere to place against, with -ed2 for Latin -itus past participle suffix

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