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1 to act as a go-between for opposing sides
  • an elder statesman who has interposed a number of times in international conflicts

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2 to cause a disruption in a conversation or discussion
  • I hate to interpose, but could you tell me what you meant by that last remark?

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3 to put among or between others
  • a solid line of police in riot gear interposed itself between the trade ministers and the crowd of protesters

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interpose, interfere, intervene, mediate, intercede mean to come or go between. interpose often implies no more than this. interposed herself between him and the door interfere implies hindering. noise interfered with my concentration intervene may imply an occurring in space or time between two things or a stepping in to stop a conflict. quarreled until the manager intervened mediate implies intervening between hostile factions. mediated between the parties intercede implies acting for an offender in begging mercy or forgiveness. interceded on our behalf

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The first known use of interpose was in 1582

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“Interpose.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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