Definition of juxtapose in English:

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juxtapose

Pronunciation: /ˈjəkstəˌpōz/

verb

[with object]
Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect: black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with color images
More example sentences
  • We produce the effect of counterpoint by juxtaposing lineal periods with grammatical periods.
  • I was lifting and collaging sentences and sections from all sorts of popular publications and juxtaposing them for effect.
  • When two contrary elements are juxtaposed, the sudden surprise catches us off guard.
Synonyms
place side by side, set side by side, collocate, mix;
compare, contrast

Origin

Mid 19th century (earlier (Middle English) as juxtaposition): from French juxtaposer, from Latin juxta 'next' + French poser 'to place'.

Words that rhyme with juxtapose

appose, arose, Bose, brose, chose, close, compose, diagnose, self-diagnose, doze, enclose, expose, foreclose, froze, hose, impose, interpose, Montrose, noes, nose, oppose, plainclothes, pose, propose, prose, rose, suppose, those, transpose, underexpose, uprose
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