counterpose

verb
coun·ter·pose | \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈpōz \
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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