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VERB (4)

1. be or come between;
- Example: "An interposing thicket blocked their way"

2. introduce;
- Example: "God interposed death"

3. to insert between other elements;
- Example: "She interjected clever remarks"
[syn: interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, inject]

4. get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force;
- Example: "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
[syn: intervene, step in, interfere, interpose]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Interpose \In`ter*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Interposing.] [F. interposer. See Inter-, and Pose, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the eye and the light. [1913 Webster] Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To thrust; to intrude; to put between, either for aid or for troubling. [1913 Webster] What watchful cares do interpose themselves Betwixt your eyes and night? --Shak. [1913 Webster] The common Father of mankind seasonably interposed his hand, and rescues miserable man. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] 3. To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation or argument. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Interpose \In`ter*pose"\, v. i. 1. To be or come between. [1913 Webster] Long hid by interposing hill or wood. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To step in between parties at variance; to mediate; as, the prince interposed and made peace. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To utter a sentiment by way of interruption. --Boyle. Syn: To intervene; intercede; mediate; interfere; intermeddle. Usage: To Interpose, Intermeddle, Interfere. A man may often interpose with propriety in the concerns of others; he can never intermeddle without being impertinent or officious; nor can be interfere without being liable to the same charge, unless he has rights which are interfered with. "In our practical use, interference is something offensive. It is the pushing in of himself between two parties on the part of a third who was not asked, and is not thanked for his pains, and who, as the feeling of the word implies, had no business there; while interposition is employed to express the friendly, peacemaking mediation of one whom the act well became, and who, even if he was not specially invited thereunto, is still thanked for what he has done." --Trench. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Interpose \In"ter*pose\, n. Interposition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

interpose v 1: be or come between; "An interposing thicket blocked their way" 2: introduce; "God interposed death" 3: to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks" [syn: interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, inject] 4: get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?" [syn: intervene, step in, interfere, interpose]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "interpose": act between, arbitrate, bargain, barge in, break in, break in upon, burst in, butt in, cast, charge in, come between, crash, crash in, crash the gates, creep in, crowd in, cut in, drag in, edge in, elbow in, encroach, entrench, fill in, foist in, fudge in, go between, horn in, impinge, implant in, impose, impose on, impose upon, infiltrate, infringe, inject in, insert, insert in, insinuate, insinuate in, intercalate, intercede, interfere, interjaculate, interject, interlope, intermeddle, intermediate, interpolate, intervene, introduce in, intrude, invade, irrupt, judge, lug in, make terms, meddle, mediate, meet halfway, moderate, negotiate, obtrude, press in, push, push in, put between, put on, put upon, referee, represent, run in, rush in, sandwich, shove, slink in, slip in, smash in, smuggle in, sneak in, squeeze in, steal in, step in, storm in, throng in, throw, throw in, thrust, thrust in, toss, treat with, trench, trespass, umpire, wedge in, work in, worm in