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Definition of "interpose" []

  • To insert or introduce between parts. (verb-transitive)
  • To place (oneself) between others or things. (verb-transitive)
  • To introduce or interject (a comment, for example) during discourse or a conversation. See Synonyms at introduce. (verb-transitive)
  • To exert (influence or authority) in order to interfere or intervene: interpose one's veto. (verb-transitive)
  • To come between things; assume an intervening position. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interpose" in a sentence
  • "I hope my friends will never again interpose in my concerns of that nature."
  • "It was no stronger than other words and phrases, yet, thirty years later, the words "interpose" and "protest" were passed by as too feeble, and "nullification" adopted as the proper term for open resistance, But that Kentucky did not mean forcible resistance is proved by her accompanying statement that she would bow to the laws of the Union because she was a party to the Federal compact."
  • "Jefferson and his ally James Madison wrote sets of resolutions duly passed by the legislatures of Virginia and Kentucky, which called upon the state governments to resist and, as Madison put it, "interpose" themselves between the federal government and the citizenry."