AskDefine | Define interpose

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1 be or come between; "An interposing thicket blocked their way"
2 introduce; "God interposed death"
3 to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks" [syn: interject, come in, put in, throw in, inject]
4 get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?" [syn: intervene, step in, interfere]

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Middle French interposer, modification (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin interponere (perfect stem interpos-), from inter- + ponere to put, place



  1. To insert something (or oneself) between other things.
  2. To interrupt a conversation by introducing a different subject or making a comment.
  3. To be inserted between parts or things.
  4. To intervene in a dispute, or in a conversation.




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