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tr.v. post·posed, post·pos·ing, post·pos·es
To place (a word or phrasal constituent) after another constituent in a sentence, as the direct object noun phrase all the interesting places he had visited in the sentence He described to them all the interesting places he had visited.

[Back-formation from postposition.]
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vb (tr)
(Grammar) to place (a word or phrase) after other constituents in a sentence
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Verb1.postpose - place after another constituent in the sentence; "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"
lay, place, put, set, position, 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"
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SCA passed resolution urging prime minister Imran Khan to ask banks to postpose recovery of their loans through auction of lands and also to exempt them from interest.
Selon Marie-Christine HazaelMassieux, <<[l]e defini dans la plupart des creoles est--la (postpose au nom), sans doute issu, du point de vue de la substance de depart, d'un la, adverbe de renforcement suivant le nom, tres frequent dans la langue parlee>> ( / Les_langues_creoles-relu_corri ge 17 5.pdf) :
He pointed out that Kuwait has previously agreed on two requests from Iraq to postpose the payment of the remaining compensations till January 2018, with no effect whatsoever on the UNSC resolutions, as it was clarified in the official letter sent by Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.
Considerons d'abord les exemples (15)-(18) qui montrent qu'un adjectif qualitatif peut etre antepose ou postpose au nom de rue dans la sequence dans la rue X, mais non dans la formule rue X:
Speaker and members of the Representatives lauded HRH Premier's wise and commendable initiative to postpose the implementation of the decision to increase diesel prices, noting that the move reflected HRH Premier's statesmanship, wisdom and far-sightedness.
That date is not so far off that we can postpose any longer our preparation for it ...
Moreover, no African language family exhibits any sort of grammatical inflection--nominal or verbal--by means of suffixes (although some languages postpose the 3rd person plural subject pronoun to signal plural), which would represent a further disadvantage to speakers of African languages attempting to acquire a Romance language under duress.