Appose



to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose.
to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.
Historical Examples

I ‘appose it’s one of the hard things big peoples has to learn.
Little Miss Peggy Mrs. Molesworth

verb (transitive)
to place side by side or near to each other
(usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing
v.

“to apply” (one thing to another), 1590s, either from French apposer (from a “to;” see ad-, + poser “to place;” see pose (v.1)), or else formed in English from Latin apponere (see apposite) on analogy of compose, expose, etc. In Middle English, an identical word was a variant spelling of oppose. Related: Apposed; apposing.

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