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English noun: repose

1. repose (act) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

SamplesTook his repose by the swimming pool.

Synonymsease, relaxation, rest

Broader (hypernym)inactivity

Narrower (hyponym)bed rest, bedrest, dormancy, laziness, leisure, lie-in, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping

2. repose (feeling) the absence of mental stress or anxiety

Synonymsataraxis, heartsease, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, serenity

Broader (hypernym)quietness, quietude, tranquility, tranquillity

3. repose (attribute) a disposition free from stress or emotion

Synonymsplacidity, quiet, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity

Broader (hypernym)calm, calmness, composure, equanimity

Narrower (hyponym)ataraxia

English verb: repose

1. repose (consumption) put or confide something in a person or thing

SamplesThese philosophers reposed the law in the people.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)assign, put

2. repose (stative) be inherent or innate in

Synonymsreside, rest

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)attach to, inhere in

3. repose (contact) lie when dead

SamplesMao reposes in his mausoleum.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)lie

4. repose (contact) lean in a comfortable resting position

SamplesHe was reposing on the couch.

ExamplesThe children repose in the rocking chair, There repose some children in the rocking chair

Synonymsrecline, recumb

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

Broader (hypernym)lie

Narrower (hyponym)rest

Verb grouprecline

5. repose (contact) put in a horizontal position

SamplesLay the books on the table.
Lay the patient carefully onto the bed.

Synonymslay, put down

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

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)blow, bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay, lay to rest, rail, rebury


6. repose (contact) to put something (eg trust) in something

SamplesThe nation reposed its confidence in the King.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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