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interpose

in·ter·pose

interpose

 
pronunciation:
In tr poz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: interposed, interposes, interposing
definition 1: to place or insert between parts or things.
similar words:
introduce
definition 2: to put (oneself) in a position between opposing parties, often as mediator.
definition 3: to insert (a comment, question, criticism, or the like) in the course of a conversation or speech.
Forgive my interrupting you two, but I'd like to interpose a suggestion.
similar words:
interject
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be or occur between.
definition 2: to step in between opposing parties; intervene or mediate.
similar words:
mediate
definition 3: to insert a comment, question, or the like; interrupt.
similar words:
chime in
derivations: interposable (adj.), interposingly (adv.), interposal (n.), interposer (n.)
Word Parts
The word interpose contains the following parts: