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English Dictionary: interpose by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
interpose
v
  1. be or come between; "An interposing thicket blocked their way"
  2. introduce; "God interposed death"
  3. to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks"
    Synonym(s): interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, inject
  4. get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
    Synonym(s): intervene, step in, interfere, interpose
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Interpose \In`ter*pose"\, v. i.
      1. To be or come between.
  
                     Long hid by interposing hill or wood. --Cowper.
  
      2. To step in between parties at variance; to mediate; as,
            the prince interposed and made peace. --Pope.
  
      3. To utter a sentiment by way of interruption. --Boyle.
  
      Syn: To intervene; intercede; mediate; interfere;
               intermeddle.
  
      Usage: To {Interpose}, {Intermeddle}, {Interfere}. A man may
                  often interpose with propriety in the concerns of
                  others; he can never intermeddle without being
                  impertinent or officious; nor can be interfere without
                  being liable to the same charge, unless he has rights
                  which are interfered with. [bd]In our practical use,
                  interference is something offensive. It is the pushing
                  in of himself between two parties on the part of a
                  third who was not asked, and is not thanked for his
                  pains, and who, as the feeling of the word implies,
                  had no business there; while interposition is employed
                  to express the friendly, peacemaking mediation of one
                  whom the act well became, and who, even if he was not
                  specially invited thereunto, is still thanked for what
                  he has done.[b8] --Trench.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Interpose \In`ter*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interposed}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Interposing}.] [F. interposer. See {Inter-},
      and {Pose}, v. t.]
      1. To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the
            eye and the light.
  
                     Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations.
                                                                              --Cowper.
  
      2. To thrust; to intrude; to between, either for aid or for
            troubling.
  
                     What watchful cares do interpose themselves Betwixt
                     your eyes and night?                           --Shak.
  
                     The common Father of mankind seasonably interposed
                     his hand, and rescues miserable man.   --Woodward.
  
      3. To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation
            or argument. --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Interpose \In"ter*pose\, n.
      Interposition. [Obs.]
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