WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ap•pose  (ə pōz),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -posed, -pos•ing. 
  1. to place side by side, as two things;
    place next to;
  2. to put or apply (one thing) to or near to another.
ap•pos′a•bili•ty, n. 
ap•posa•ble, adj. 
ap•poser, n. 
  • Latin appōnere to place near, set alongside, equivalent. to ap- ap-1 + pōnere to place
  • by analogy with compose, propose, etc. 1585–95

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