Juxtapose definition

jŭkstə-pōz
To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
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Juxtapose is defined as to put two things close to each other in order to highlight or compare the differences between them.

An example of juxtapose is when you put a very short book next to a very long book.

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To put side by side or close together.
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To place side by side, especially for contrast or comparison.
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Origin of juxtapose

  • French juxtaposer Latin iūxtā close by yeug- in Indo-European roots French poser to place (from Old French pose1)

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

  • From French juxtaposer, corresponding to juxta- + pose, derived from Latin iuxtā (“near, next to”) + pōnō (“place”).

    From Wiktionary