Definition of Postpose

1. Verb. Place after another constituent in the sentence. "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"

Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Postposition



Definition of Postpose

1. v. t. To postpone.

Definition of Postpose

1. Verb. (grammar) To place a word or phrase after another in a sentence, especially in order to modify it ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To postpone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Postpose

1. to place (a word or phrase) after a grammatically related word [v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES]

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Literary usage of Postpose

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... ul' blacke Avernus, Tte^eword» lie utler'd (which doe much concern us). raw. ff» postpose. To esteem less than another, to despise. ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... the minds of men who profess themselves most affectionate patriots as to postpose the necessary ways and means for the preservation of the Commonwealth' ..."

3. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1837)
"Your commissioner on submit- ' ting the correspondence to his Excellency the late Governor, was advised not to postpose the sales on that account. ..."

4. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"postpose, с. (Lai.) To place after. Рот, (1) ». A helmet, or small scull cap ; the scull. (2) ». A stick with a wicket guard, for cudgel-playing. ..."

5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"... These words he utler'd (wliich doe much concern us). Taylor1* ll'urta, 1630. Ibid. •\To postpose. To esteem less than another, to despise. ..."

6. Letters of Queen Elizabeth and King James VI. of Scotland: Some of Them by Elizabeth, James, John Bruce (1849)
"... I hope at length you will postpose your newe advisers, and remember IUT who never yet omitted any part that might concerne a most faithfull ..."

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