interpose: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in"tur-pōz'), [key]
— v., -posed, -pos•ing.
  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.
  1. to come between other things; assume an intervening position or relation.
  2. to step in between parties at variance; mediate.
  3. to put in or make a remark by way of interruption.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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