counterpose

verb
coun·​ter·​pose | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈpōz How to pronounce counterpose (audio) \
counterposed; counterposing; counterposes

Definition of counterpose

transitive verb

: to place in opposition, contrast, or equilibrium counterpose a positive view to the negative assessment

First Known Use of counterpose

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for counterpose

counter- + -pose (as in compose)

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“Counterpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpose. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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