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Related to pose: pose a question
v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es
1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound: pose a question. See Synonyms at propose.
2. To present or constitute: a crisis that posed a threat to the country's stability.
3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
1. To assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait.
2. To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is: conmen posing as police officers.
a. A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer. See Synonyms at posture.
b. In yoga, an asana.
2. A studied or artificial manner or attitude, often assumed in an attempt to impress or deceive others. See Synonyms at affectation.
[Middle English posen, to place, from Old French poser, from Vulgar Latin *pausāre, from Late Latin pausāre, to rest, from Latin pausa, pause; see pause.]
tr.v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es Archaic
To puzzle, confuse, or baffle.
[Short for appose, to examine closely (from Middle English apposen, alteration of opposen; see oppose) and from French poser, to assume (obsolete) (from Old French; see pose1).]
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1. to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting
2. (often foll by: as) to pretend to be or present oneself (as something one is not)
3. (intr) to affect an attitude or play a part in order to impress others
4. (tr) to put forward, ask, or assert: to pose a question.
5. (Art Terms) a physical attitude, esp one deliberately adopted for or represented by an artist or photographer
6. a mode of behaviour that is adopted for effect
[C14: from Old French poser to set in place, from Late Latin pausāre to cease, put down (influenced by Latin pōnere to place)]
1. rare to puzzle or baffle
2. archaic to question closely
[C16: from obsolete appose, from Latin appōnere to put to, set against; see oppose]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. posed, pos•ing,
1. to assume or hold a physical position or attitude, as for an artistic purpose: to pose for a painter.
2. to pretend to be what one is not, esp. in order to impress or deceive; assume a false character: to pose as a police officer.
3. to behave in an affected manner.v.t.
4. to place in a suitable position or attitude for a picture, tableau, etc: to pose a group for a photograph.
5. to assert, state, or put forward; present: That poses a problem.
6. to put or place.n.
7. a bodily attitude or posture, esp. one assumed deliberately, as for an artistic purpose.
8. a mental attitude or posture, esp. one that is studied or assumed for effect; affectation: His liberalism is merely a pose.
9. the act or period of posing, as for a picture.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French poser < Late Latin pausāre to stop, cease, rest, derivative of Latin pausa pause]
v.t. posed, pos•ing.
to embarrass or baffle, as by a difficult question or problem.
[1520–30; aph. variant of obsolete appose, variant of oppose, used in sense of Latin appōnere to put to]
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Posea hoard or secret store.
Examples: pose of English nobles (coins), 1549; of silver and treasure, 1816; of treasure, 1637.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: posed
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|Noun||1.||pose - affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me"|
affectedness - the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)
|2.||pose - a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes|
|3.||pose - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display|
pretending, pretense, feigning, simulation, pretence - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
attitude - a theatrical pose created for effect; "the actor struck just the right attitude"
radical chic - an affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them
|Verb||1.||pose - introduce; "This poses an interesting question"|
constitute, make up, comprise, be, represent - form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
|2.||pose - assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"|
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
ramp - be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
|3.||pose - pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"|
masquerade - pretend to be someone or something that you are not; "he is masquerading as an expert on the internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"
|4.||pose - behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"|
deport, comport, acquit, behave, conduct, bear, carry - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
|5.||pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"|
docket - place on the docket for legal action; "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
postpose - place after another constituent in the sentence; "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"
prepose - place before another constituent in the sentence; "English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them"
step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
plant - place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
intersperse - place at intervals in or among; "intersperse exclamation marks in the text"
pile - place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
superpose - place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park - place temporarily; "park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker"
dispose - place or put in a particular order; "the dots are unevenly disposed"
emplace - put into place or position; "the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar"
emplace - provide a new emplacement for guns
ship - place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
underlay - put (something) under or beneath; "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
trench - set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
pigeonhole - place into a small compartment
shelve - place on a shelf; "shelve books"
jar - place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
repose - to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
sign - place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
middle - put in the middle
parallelize - place parallel to one another
recess - put into a recess; "recess lights"
reposition - place into another position
throw, thrust - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
rack up - place in a rack; "rack pool balls"
coffin - place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
bed - put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
appose - place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
misplace - place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; "misplaced modifiers"
juxtapose - place side by side; "The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"
set down - put or settle into a position; "The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley"
bottle - put into bottles; "bottle the mineral water"
bucket - put into a bucket
barrel - put in barrels
ground - place or put on the ground
mislay, misplace, lose - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
upend - set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"
seat - place in or on a seat; "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
|6.||pose - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"|
bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, baffle, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, stick, beat, get
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
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1. present, cause, produce, create, lead to, result in, constitute, give rise to His ill health poses serious problems.
2. ask, state, advance, put, set, submit, put forward, posit, propound When I posed the question `Why?', he merely shrugged.
3. position yourself, sit, model, strike a pose, arrange yourself The six foreign ministers posed for photographs.
1. posture, position, bearing, attitude, stance, mien (literary) We have had several sittings in various poses.
2. act, role, façade, air, front, posturing, pretence, masquerade, mannerism, affectation, attitudinizing In many writers modesty is a pose, but in him it seems to be genuine.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
2. To assume an exaggerated or unnatural attitude or pose:
Idiom: strike an attitude.
3. To represent oneself in a given character or as other than what one is:
Idiom: pass oneself off as.
4. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:
5. To state, as an idea, for consideration:
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تَظاهُر، وَضْع مُتَكَلَّفوِضْعِيَّه، وِقْفَهيَتَظاهَر، يَدَّعي أنهيَجْلِس إلى رَسّام، يَقِف لاتخاذ صورَهيَطْرَحُ سؤالا
leggja fyriròykjast verastaîa, stellingstilla sér uppuppgerî
1. (= position) → hacer posar
he posed the model in the position he wanted → hizo que la modelo posara como él quería
he posed the model in the position he wanted → hizo que la modelo posara como él quería
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vi → poser
to pose for sth [+ painting, photograph] → poser pour qch
to pose for sth [+ painting, photograph] → poser pour qch
(= pretend) to pose as sb → se faire passer pour qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= position, attitude) → Haltung f; (of model, also pej) → Pose f, → Haltung f; to take up a pose (model) → eine Pose or Haltung einnehmen; to hold a pose → eine Pose or Haltung beibehalten; to strike a (dramatic) pose → sich (dramatisch) in Positur werfen; she’s always striking poses → sie benimmt sich immer so theatralisch
(= position) model → aufstellen
(= put forward) question, problem → vortragen; the question posed by his speech → die in seiner Rede aufgeworfene Frage
(= formulate) question, problem → formulieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
1. a position or attitude of the body. a relaxed pose. postuur وِضْعِيَّه، وِقْفَه поза postura poloha, postoj die Pose stilling; positur στάση του σώματος postura, pose hoiak طرز قرارگیری؛ ژست asento poseתנוחה मुद्रा stav testtartás sikap tubuh staða, stelling posa 姿勢 어떤 자세 laikysena, poza poza; stāvoklis gaya houdingstilling, positurpoza كيناستل، ځان تكيه كول postura poziţie поза poloha drža poza pose, ställning ท่าทาง poz, duruş 姿勢，姿態 поза انداز tư thế 姿势，姿态
2. a false manner or way of behaving assumed in order to impress others; a pretence. His indignation was only a pose. blufspul, verbluffing تَظاهُر، وَضْع مُتَكَلَّف преструвка pose póza die Verstellung facade; påtagethed υποκριτική συμπεριφορά, πόζαpose, afectación tehtud hoiak, poos تظاهر teeskentely affectation הַעֲמָדַת פָּנִים ढोंग आडम्बर držanje, nenaravo držanje póz(olás) kepura-puraan uppgerð posa, affettazione 見せかけ 억지로 꾸민 태도 poza poza dibuat-buat posepåtatt spillpoza تظاهر، ښكاره كونه pose poză поза, притворство póza poza poziranje pose การเสแสร้ง poz, sahte tavır 裝腔作勢 поза دکھاوا điệu bộ giả tạo 装腔作势verb
1. to position oneself eg for a photograph to be taken. She posed in the doorway. plaas, posisioneer, modelleer يَجْلِس إلى رَسّام، يَقِف لاتخاذ صورَه позирам posar zaujmout pozici sich in Positur stellen posere; stille sig op ποζάρωposar poseerima قرار گرفتن poseerata poser לְדַגמֵן, לְהִתייָצֵב לְצִילוּם प्रस्तुत करना postaviti u neki stav modellt áll v. ül berpose stilla sér upp mettersi in posa* ポーズをとる 포즈를 취하다 pozuoti pozēt menggayakan poserenposere, stå modellpozować د ځان سمونه posar a poza позировать zaujať postoj; pózovať pozirati pozirati posera วางท่า poz vermek 擺好姿勢 ставати в позу, позувати تصوير کھنچوانے کے ليے خاص انداز اختيار کرنا tạo dáng 摆好姿势
2. (with as) to pretend to be. He posed as a doctor. voorgee om te wees يَتَظاهَر، يَدَّعي أنه представям се за fazer-se passar por vydávat se (za) sich ausgeben udgive sig for παριστάνωhacerse pasar por teesklema (kedagi) وانمود کردن tekeytyä joksikin se faire passer pour לְהִתחָזוֹת प्रस्तुत करना, सामने रखना pretvarati se színlel berpura-pura þykjast vera farsi passare per* 見せかける (~)인 체하다 apsimesti, dėtis uzdoties (par kādu) menyamar zich uitgeven voor utgi seg for, late som omudawać ښكاره كول، بهانه كونه fazer-se passar por a face pe выдавать себя за vydávať sa (za) izdajati se za pretvarati se ge sig ut för att vara เสแสร้ง kendine ... süsü vermek 假裝 видавати себе за مصنوعي انداز اختيار کرنا làm ra vẻ 假装
to set or offer (a question or problem) for answering or solving. He posed a difficult question; This poses a problem. vra, veroorsaak يَطْرَحُ سؤالا поставям apresentar položit, nastolit aufwerfen stille; udgøre θέτωplantear, presentar esitama, tekitama مطرح کردن ottaa esiin poser לְהַעֲלוֹת चकरा देना, घबरा देना postaviti nekomu pitanje feltesz, felvet (kérdést) mengajukan leggja fyrir porre 出す 내다 pateikti, iškelti izvirzīt/uzdot (jautājumu) menimbulkan stellensette fram, reisepostawić, stanowić مطرح كونه apresentar a pune предлагать, ставить položiť, nastoliť postaviti postaviti lägga fram, utgöra, innebära ทำให้เกิด yaratmak, çıkarmak 提出 формулювати; ставити سوال اٹھانا đưa ra câu hỏi 提出
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