transitive verb
post·​pose | \ (ˈ)pōs(t)ˈpōz \

Definition of postpose

1 obsolete : postpone sense 2a,b
2 : to place (as a particle) after a grammatically related word the articles … are postposed in Scandinavian and Rumanian— M. H. Swadesh

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History and Etymology for postpose

Middle French postposer, modification (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin postponere (perfect stem postpos-)

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“Postpose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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