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[in-ter-pohz] verb, in·ter·posed, in·ter·pos·ing.

verb (used with object)

1. To place between; cause to intervene: to interpose an opaque body between a light and the eye.

2. To put (a barrier, obstacle, etc.) between or in the way of.

3. To put in (a remark, question, etc.) in the midst of a conversation, discourse, or the like.

4. To bring (influence, action, etc.) to bear between parties, or on behalf of a party or person.

verb (used without object)

5. To come between other things; assume an intervening position or relation.

6. To step in between parties at variance; mediate.

7. To put in or make a remark by way of interruption.


1590–1600; < Middle French interposer. See inter-, pose1

Related forms

in·ter·pos·a·ble, adjective

in·ter·pos·al, noun

in·ter·pos·er, noun

in·ter·pos·ing·ly, adverb

un·in·ter·posed, adjective



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