transitive verb

: to place before or in front of something : prefix
specifically : to place (as a particle) before a grammatically connected word
the articles are preposed in most languages M. H. Swadesh

Word History


French préposer, from Middle French preposer to put in front, prefer, put in charge of, modification (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin praeponere (perfect stem praepos-)

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“Prepose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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