counterpose

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verb coun·ter·pose \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈpōz\

Definition of counterpose

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place in opposition, contrast, or equilibrium counterpose a positive view to the negative assessment

Origin and Etymology of counterpose

counter- + -pose (as in compose)


First Known Use: 1594

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