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juxtapose

[juhk-stuh-pohz, juhk-stuh-pohz] /ˈdʒʌk stəˌpoʊz, ˌdʒʌk stəˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), juxtaposed, juxtaposing.
1.
to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; back formation from juxtaposition
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Examples from the web for juxtaposes
  • Even better, the dinosaur hall juxtaposes this outdated imagery with that which replaced it.
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British Dictionary definitions for juxtaposes

juxtapose

/ˌdʒʌkstəˈpəʊz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to place close together or side by side
Derived Forms
juxtaposition, noun
juxtapositional, adjective
Word Origin
C19: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position
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Word Origin and History for juxtaposes

juxtapose

v.

1851, from French juxtaposer (1835), from Latin iuxta (see juxtaposition) + French poser (see pose (v.1)). Related: Juxtaposed; juxtaposing.

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