Definition of interpose
3 : to introduce or throw in between the parts of a conversation or argument
1 : to be or come between
2 : to step in between parties at variance : intervene
3 : interrupt
Examples of interpose in a Sentence
The new system has interposed a bureaucratic barrier between doctors and patients.
He tried to interpose himself between the people who were fighting.
Please allow me to interpose a brief observation.
Recent Examples of interpose from the Web
By interposing her own stories among Austen’s, changing heroines and making mischief, Aiken forces us to see what Austen made her own heroines see: themselves from another perspective.
If Trump insists on interposing himself between Congress and their search for the facts, Congress should consider appointing a special prosecutor to make sure the job gets done.
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Synonym Discussion of interpose
synonyms see in addition introduce
INTERPOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interpose for English Language Learners
: to place (someone or something) between two or more things or people
: to interrupt a conversation with (a comment)
INTERPOSE Defined for Kids
Definition of interpose for Students
1 : to put between two or more things He interposed himself between the fighting boys.
2 : to introduce between parts of a conversation May I interpose a question?
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