Interpose meaning

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Interpose is defined as to insert or introduce.

An example of interpose is to start a new topic of conversation.

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To introduce or interject (a comment, for example) during discourse or a conversation.
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To exert (influence or authority) in order to interfere or intervene.

Interpose one's veto.

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To come between things; assume an intervening position.
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To come between the parties in a dispute; intervene.
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To insert a remark, question, or argument.
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To place or put between; insert.
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To introduce by way of intervention; put forward as interference.
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To introduce (a remark, opinion, etc.) into a conversation, debate, etc.; put in as an interruption.
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To be or come between.
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To intervene or mediate.
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To interrupt.
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To insert something (oneself) between other things.

To interpose a screen between the eye and the light.

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To interrupt a conversation by introducing a different subject or making a comment.

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(intransitive) To be inserted between parts or things; to come between.
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(intransitive) To intervene in a dispute, or in a conversation.
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Origin of interpose

  • French from Old French interposer to intervene alteration (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin interpōnere to put between inter- inter- pōnere to put apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French interposer, modification (influenced by poser to put, place), from Latin interpōnō, from inter (“between”) + pōnō (“I place, put”).

    From Wiktionary