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.
Origin and Etymology of interpose
Medieval French interposer, from Latin interponere (perfect indicative interposui), from inter- + ponere to put — more at position
First Known Use: 1582
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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