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ap·po·site

 (ăp′ə-zĭt)
adj.
Appropriate or relevant: chose an apposite name for the dog; felt the comments were not apposite to the discussion.

[Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′po·site·ly adv.
ap′po·site·ness n.

apposite

(ˈæpəzɪt)
adj
well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt
[C17: from Latin appositus placed near, from appōnere, from pōnere to put, place]
ˈappositely adv
ˈappositeness n

ap•po•site

(ˈæp ə zɪt, əˈpɒz ɪt)

adj.
suitable; apt; pertinent: an apposite answer.
[1615–25; < Latin appositus situated near, suitable, orig. past participle of appōnere. See appose]
ap′po•site•ly, adv.
ap′po•site•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apposite - being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
apropos - of an appropriate or pertinent nature

apposite

apposite

adjective
Related to the matter at hand:
Idiom: to the point.
Translations

apposite

[ˈæpəzɪt] ADJapropiado (to para)

apposite

[ˈæpəzɪt] adj (formal) (= relevant, apt) [theme, phrase] → pertinent(e)

apposite

adj comment, phrasetreffend, passend; questionangebracht

apposite

[ˈæpəzɪt] adj (frm) (question, remark) → appropriato/a, pertinente
References in classic literature ?
While he bestowed those of greater value on the two most distinguished warriors, one of whom was his host, he seasoned his offerings to their inferiors with such well- timed and apposite compliments, as left them no ground of complaint.
At length, something was said by Holgrave that made it apposite for Phoebe to inquire what had first brought him acquainted with her cousin Hepzibah, and why he now chose to lodge in the desolate old Pyncheon House.
He had begun to quote from a speech delivered by Gouverneur Morris, on the right of deposit at New Orleans, and which he had spoken at college, and was near getting into a part of the subject that might not have been so apposite, but retreated in time.
Crimsworth," was my not very apposite reply; but she looked so engaging in her light summer dress and little cottage bonnet, and her manner in speaking to me was then, as always, so unaffectedly and suavely respectful, that my heart expanded at the sight of her, and a kiss seemed necessary to content its importunity.
A very just and apposite figure, Judge Temple,” observed the sheriff;
It had never yet, as between him and Newman, been so apposite to place on record the fact that he had not forgiven his daughter.
Goodfellow went on for some half hour longer in this strain, very much to the credit both of his head and of his heart; but your warm-hearted people are seldom apposite in their observations -- they run into all sorts of blunders, contre-temps and mal apropos-isms, in the hot-headedness of their zeal to serve a friend -- thus, often with the kindest intentions in the world, doing infinitely more to prejudice his cause than to advance it.
That shot of yours, whether by instinct or intention, of the hawk and the pigeon was peculiarly apposite.
This, from him, so unexpectedly apposite, had the effect upon her of a Providential interposition.
It is odd therefore, that the one apposite passage which recurred to me in its entirety was in hexameters and pentameters
He rehearsed to himself a number of apposite speeches.
We were both so excited that, at the moment of greeting, neither of us could be apposite to the occasion in words, so we communicated our feelings by signs; as thus, David half sat down in a place where there was no chair, which is his favourite preparation for being emphatic, and is borrowed, I think, from the frogs, and we then made the extraordinary faces which mean, "What a tremendous adventure