appose

verb
ap·​pose | \ a-ˈpōz How to pronounce appose (audio) \
apposed; apposing

Definition of appose

transitive verb

1 archaic : to put before : apply (one thing) to another
2 : to place in juxtaposition or proximity

First Known Use of appose

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for appose

Middle French aposer, from Old French, from a- + poser to put — more at pose

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“Appose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apposed?show=0&t=1362412032. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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