adjective ap·po·site \ˈa-pə-zət\

: very appropriate : suitable for the occasion or situation

Full Definition of APPOSITE

:  highly pertinent or appropriate :  apt <apposite remarks>
ap·po·site·ly adverb
ap·po·site·ness noun

Examples of APPOSITE

  1. <enriched his essay on patriotism with some very apposite quotations from famous people on the subject>

Origin of APPOSITE

Latin appositus, from past participle of apponere to place near, from ad- + ponere to put — more at position
First Known Use: 1621


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