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English noun: pose

1. pose (attribute) affected manners intended to impress others


SamplesDon't put on airs with me.


Synonymsairs


Broader (hypernym)affectedness

2. pose (attribute) a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes


Broader (hypernym)attitude, position, posture

3. pose (act) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display


Synonymsaffectation, affectedness, mannerism


Broader (hypernym)feigning, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation


Narrower (hyponym)attitude, radical chic


English verb: pose

1. pose (stative) introduce


SamplesThis poses an interesting question.


Synonymspresent


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent

2. pose (perception) assume a posture as for artistic purposes


SamplesWe don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often.


Synonymsmodel, posture, sit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)display, exhibit, expose


Narrower (hyponym)ramp


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

3. pose (communication) pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions


SamplesShe posed as the Czar's daughter.


Synonymsimpersonate, personate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray


Narrower (hyponym)masquerade

4. pose (social) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others


SamplesDon't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!.
She postured and made a total fool of herself.


Synonymsposture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport


Narrower (hyponym)attitudinise, attitudinize

5. pose (contact) put into a certain place or abstract location


SamplesPut your things here.
Set the tray down.
Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.
Place emphasis on a certain point.


ExamplesThey pose the bags on the table


Synonymslay, place, position, put, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)appose, arrange, barrel, bed, bottle, bucket, butt, clap, cock, coffin, cram, deposit, dispose, docket, emplace, emplace, enclose, ensconce, fix, glycerolise, glycerolize, ground, imbricate, inclose, insert, instal, install, intersperse, introduce, jar, juxtapose, ladle, lay, lay over, lean, load, lose, marshal, middle, mislay, misplace, misplace, nestle, parallelize, park, perch, pigeonhole, pile, pillow, place down, place upright, plant, plant, poise, posit, position, postpose, prepose, put back, put down, put down, put in, put in, rack up, recess, recline, replace, repose, repose, reposition, rest, rest, seat, seat, seat, seed, set, set, set down, set down, set up, set up, settle, settle, settle down, shelve, ship, sign, siphon, sit, sit down, situate, snuggle, sow, space, stand, stand up, step, stick in, stratify, superimpose, superpose, superpose, tee, tee up, throw, throw, thrust, trench, underlay, upend

6. pose (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to


SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.


Synonymsamaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw


Narrower (hyponym)elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump









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