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post·pose

 (pōst-pōz′)
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.]

postpose

(ˌpəʊstˈpəʊz)
vb (tr)
(Grammar) to place (a word or phrase) after other constituents in a sentence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Comme on peut l'observer, il s'etablit dans les exemples qui precedent une relation de predication entre les attributs soulignes et leurs sujets postposes respectifs, bien que cette relation ne se realise pas au moyen d'un element verbal lexicalement exprime.