prepose

transitive verb
pre·pose | \ (ˈ)prēˈpōz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of prepose 

: 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

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History and Etymology for prepose

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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