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Meaning of INTERPOSE

Pronunciation:  `intur'powz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks."
  2. [v]  introduce; "God interposed death"
  3. [v]  be or come between; "An interposing thicket blocked their way"
  4. [v]  get involved, usually so as to hinder or halt an action; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"

INTERPOSE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: come in, inject, interfere, interject, intervene, put in, step in, throw in
 See Also: break up, cut off, disrupt, horn in, interact, interlope, interrupt, introduce, intrude into, meddle, meddle with, poke into, tamper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In`ter*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interposed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Interposing}.] [F. interposer. See {Inter-},
    and {Pose}, v. t.]
    1. To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the
       eye and the light.
             Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations.
    2. To thrust; to intrude; to between, either for aid or for
             What watchful cares do interpose themselves Betwixt
             your eyes and night?                  --Shak.
             The common Father of mankind seasonably interposed
             his hand, and rescues miserable man.  --Woodward.
    3. To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation
       or argument. --Milton.
  2. \In`ter*pose"\, v. i.
    1. To be or come between.
             Long hid by interposing hill or wood. --Cowper.
    2. To step in between parties at variance; to mediate; as,
       the prince interposed and made peace. --Pope.
    3. To utter a sentiment by way of interruption. --Boyle.
    Syn: To intervene; intercede; mediate; interfere;
    Usage: To {Interpose}, {Intermeddle}, {Interfere}. A man may
           often interpose with propriety in the concerns of
           others; he can never intermeddle without being
           impertinent or officious; nor can be interfere without
           being liable to the same charge, unless he has rights
           which are interfered with. ``In our practical use,
           interference is something offensive. It is the pushing
           in of himself between two parties on the part of a
           third who was not asked, and is not thanked for his
           pains, and who, as the feeling of the word implies,
           had no business there; while interposition is employed
           to express the friendly, peacemaking mediation of one
           whom the act well became, and who, even if he was not
           specially invited thereunto, is still thanked for what
           he has done.'' --Trench.
  3. \In"ter*pose\, n.
    Interposition. [Obs.]
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