verb (-posed; -posing) Etymology: Middle French interposer, from Latin interponere (perfect indicative interposui), from inter- + ponere to put — more at position Date: 1582 transitive verb 1. a. to place in an intervening position b. to put (oneself) between ; intrude 2. to put forth by way of interference or intervention 3. to introduce or throw in between the parts of a conversation or argument intransitive verb 1. to be or come between 2. to step in between parties at variance ; intervene 3. interruptinterposer noun Synonyms: 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
. Synonym: see in addition introduce.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Interpose — In ter*pose , v. i. 1. To be or come between. [1913 Webster] Long hid by interposing hill or wood. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To step in between parties at variance; to mediate; as, the prince interposed and made peace. Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • interposé — interposé, ée (in tèr pô zé, zée) part. passé d interposer. •   Le bismuth n est qu interposé dans les mines de cobalt, comme dans presque toutes les autres où il se trouve, parce qu il conserve toujours son état de pureté native, BUFF. Min. t. V …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Interpose — In ter*pose, n. Interposition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interpose — (v.) 1590s, from M.Fr. interposer (14c.), from inter (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + poser (see POSE (Cf. pose) (v.1)). Related: Interposed; interposing …   Etymology dictionary

  • interposé — Interposé, [interpos]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. On dit, Negocier par personnes interposées, pour dire, Se servir de la mediation, de l entremise de quelques personnes pour la negociation d une affaire. On dit aussi qu Une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • interpose — ► VERB 1) insert between one thing and another. 2) intervene between parties. 3) say as an interruption. 4) exercise or advance (a veto or objection). DERIVATIVES interposition noun. ORIGIN French interposer, from Latin …   English terms dictionary

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