(obsolete, transitive) To interrogate; to question.
1.to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose.
2.to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.
1. to place side by side or near to each other
2. (usually foll by to) to place (something) near or against another thing Word OriginC16, from Old French apposer, from poser to put, from Latin pōnereCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"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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