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interpose

[in-ter-pohz] /ˌɪn tərˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), interposed, interposing.
1.
to place between; cause to intervene:
to interpose an opaque body between a light and the eye.
2.
to put (a barrier, obstacle, etc.) between or in the way of.
3.
to put in (a remark, question, etc.) in the midst of a conversation, discourse, or the like.
4.
to bring (influence, action, etc.) to bear between parties, or on behalf of a party or person.
verb (used without object), interposed, interposing.
5.
to come between other things; assume an intervening position or relation.
6.
to step in between parties at variance; mediate.
7.
to put in or make a remark by way of interruption.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French interposer. See inter-, pose1
Related forms
interposable, adjective
interposal, noun
interposer, noun
interposingly, adverb
uninterposed, adjective
uninterposing, adjective
Synonyms
1. introduce, insert, insinuate, inject. 3, 7. interject. 6. intervene, intercede.
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British Dictionary definitions for un interposing

interpose

/ˌɪntəˈpəʊz/
verb
1.
to put or place between or among other things
2.
to introduce (comments, questions, etc) into a speech or conversation; interject
3.
to exert or use power, influence, or action in order to alter or intervene in (a situation)
Derived Forms
interposable, adjective
interposal, noun
interposer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French interposer, from Latin interpōnere, from inter- + pōnere to put
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Word Origin and History for un interposing

interpose

v.

1590s, from Middle French interposer (14c.), from inter- (see inter-) + poser (see pose (v.1)). Related: Interposed; interposing.

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