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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
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The proverbs, of which his talk was full, were for the most part not the coarse and indecent saws soldiers employ, but those folk sayings which taken without a context seem so insignificant, but when used appositely suddenly acquire a significance of profound wisdom.
Of these the first is that they could never use words or other signs arranged in such a manner as is competent to us in order to declare our thoughts to others: for we may easily conceive a machine to be so constructed that it emits vocables, and even that it emits some correspondent to the action upon it of external objects which cause a change in its organs; for example, if touched in a particular place it may demand what we wish to say to it; if in another it may cry out that it is hurt, and such like; but not that it should arrange them variously so as appositely to reply to what is said in its presence, as men of the lowest grade of intellect can do.
Frantz Fanon appositely writes in Black Skin, White Masks: "To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa appositely commented that the event highlighted the resilience shown by the people of the area during difficult times when it was under militants' control.
The exhibition also features six works by modern and contemporary Syrian artists, appositely showcasing a range of formal languages, media, and iconographies.
One contributor says appositely, "I am a Palestinian rock that is still rolling to its final resting place.
Michael Kilcullen, Fazakerley Ex-PM in denial PATRIOTISM may indeed be the last refuge of the scoundrel, and in repeating that he would take the decision again to invade the sovereign state of Iraq in the best interests of his own country, some might justifiably view Johnson's words appositely for Tony Blair.
Petr Danek has appositely analysed and assessed the oldest music-theory textbook in Czech preserved in its entirety.
In his appositely titled study The Urban Villagers (1962), the sociologist Herbert Gans revealed Boston's working-class Italian and Jewish West End--a neighborhood obliterated by developer-manipulated urban renewal just as Gans was completing his book--as a child-oriented community centered on an intensely sociable street life, where "children of all ages played .
The collection begins, appositely then, at the temporal end, with Peter Dayan's examination of Erik Satie's little piano pieces, Chapitres tournes en tous sens, written between 1913 and 1917.
The chorus of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's soundtrack to the 1991 Rugby World Cup appositely conveyed the growth and shared strength of purpose of the game's second global showpiece.
The concern with encounters was captured appositely in Valene Smith's dual categorization of "hosts" and "guests" and their interrelationships and exchanges (Smith 1977, 1989); it has remained central to recent collaborative work on heritage sites, though the simple categorical opposition between local residents and visitors from outside needs modification to address the complexities of touristic encounters.