apposite

  • 1 Apposite — may refer to:* Apposite a word meaning: suitable; well adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apposite www.dictionary.com] ] * Apposition a grammatical construction in which two elements,… …

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  • 2 Apposite — Ap po*site, a. [L. appositus, p. p. of apponere to set or put to; ad + ponere to put, place.] Very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat; followed by to; as, this argument is very apposite to the case. {Ap po*site*ly}, adv. {Ap …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 apposite — ap·po·site / a pə zət/ adj: highly pertinent or appropriate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. apposite I …

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  • 4 apposite — (adj.) 1620s, well put or applied, appropriate, from L. appositus contiguous, neighboring; figuratively fit, proper, suitable, pp. of apponere apply to, put near, from ad near (see AD (Cf. ad )) + ponere to place (see POSITION (Cf. po …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 apposite — pertinent, germane, *relevant, apropos, applicable, material Analogous words: felicitous, happy, apt, appropriate, suitable, *fit, fitting: pat, timely, opportune, *seasonable Antonyms: inapposite, inapt Contrasted words: *impertinent: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 apposite — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very appropriate; apt. ORIGIN from Latin apponere apply …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 apposite — [ap′ə zit] adj. [L appositus: see APPOSE] suited to the purpose; appropriate; apt SYN. RELEVANT appositely adv. appositeness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 apposite — [[t]æ̱pəzɪt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is apposite is suitable for or appropriate to what is happening or being discussed. [FORMAL] The events of recent days have made his central theme even more apposite... She thought in both languages, and …

    English dictionary

  • 9 apposite — ap|po|site [ˈæpəzıt] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of apponere to put near , from ad to + ponere to put ] suitable to what is happening or being discussed = ↑appropriate ≠ ↑inappropriate apposite to ▪ His… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 apposite — adjective Etymology: Latin appositus, from past participle of apponere to place near, from ad + ponere to put more at position Date: 1621 highly pertinent or appropriate ; apt < apposite remarks > Synonyms: see relevant • appositely …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 apposite — appositely, adj. appositeness, n. /ap euh zit, euh poz it/, adj. suitable; well adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer. [1615 25; < L appositus added to, put near (ptp. of apponere), equiv. to ap AP 1 + positus placed (posi place + …

    Universalium

  • 12 apposite — 1. adjective a) appropriate, relevant, well suited; fit b) Positioned at rest in respect to another, be it side to side, front to front, back to back, or even three dimensionally: in apposition. 2. noun …

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  • 13 apposite — adjective formal suitable to what is happening or being discussed: brief but apposite remarks appositely adverb appositeness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 apposite — adjective an apposite caption accompanies each photo Syn: appropriate, suitable, fitting, apt, befitting; relevant, pertinent, appurtenant, to the point, applicable, germane, material, congruous, felicitous; formal ad rem Ant: inappropriate …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 apposite — ap•po•site [[t]ˈæp ə zɪt, əˈpɒz ɪt[/t]] adj. suitable; apt; pertinent: an apposite answer[/ex] • Etymology: 1615–25; < L appositus situated near, suitable, orig. ptp. of appōnere. See appose ap′po•site•ly, adv. ap′po•site•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 apposite — /ˈæpəzət / (say apuhzuht) adjective suitable; well adapted; pertinent: an apposite answer. {Latin appositus, past participle, put to} –appositely, adjective –appositeness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 apposite — Synonyms and related words: a propos, ad rem, adapted, admissible, appertaining, applicable, applying, appropriate, apropos, apt, becoming, befitting, belonging, dovetailing, felicitous, fit, fitted, fitting, geared, germane, happy, in point,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 apposite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. applicable; suitable, well adapted. See agreement, expedience. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. relevant, apt, fitting, appropriate, apropos, befitting, proper, suited. ANT.: inappropriate,… …

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  • 19 apposite — ap|po|site [ æpəzıt ] adjective FORMAL relevant and appropriate to what is happening or being discussed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 apposite — ap·po·site || æpəʊzɪt adj. appropriate, fitting, suitable, becoming …

    English contemporary dictionary