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What is the opposite of “appose”?

What is the antonym of “appose”?

The antonyms of appose are separate and disconnect. The antonyms separate and disconnect convey the opposite meaning of appose, which is to bring things together or place side by side.

Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)

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separate

To divide or detach things from each other; to keep apart.

Example

He used a knife to separate the cake into equal pieces.

disconnect

To break the connection or link between two things.

Example

Please disconnect the power supply before cleaning the computer.

How are these antonyms different from each other?

  • 1Separate implies a physical or spatial distance between two or more things.
  • 2Disconnect implies a break in the connection or link between two or more things.

Good things to know

  • 1In Science: Use appose to describe the placement of tissues or organs side by side, and separate to describe the division of cells or organisms.
  • 2In Technology: Use disconnect to describe the removal of a device from a network or system, and appose to describe the alignment of components.
  • 3In Daily Life: Use separate to describe the division of tasks or objects, and appose to describe the arrangement of items side by side.
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Remember this!

The antonyms of appose are separate and disconnect. Use separate to describe the division or detachment of things, and disconnect to describe the break in the connection or link between things. Use appose to describe the placement of things side by side.

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