pose

I.
/poʊz / (say pohz)

verb (posed, posing)
verb (i)
1. to affect a particular character as with a view to the impression made on others.
2. to present oneself before others: to pose as a judge of literature.
3. to assume or hold a position or attitude for some artistic purpose.
verb (t)
4. to place in a suitable position or attitude for a picture, tableau, or the like: to pose a group for a photograph.
5. to assert, state, or propound: to pose a hard problem.
6. to present: the fire poses a threat to nearby residents.
7. Obsolete to put or place.
noun
8. attitude or posture of body: her pose had a kind of defiance in it.
9. attitude assumed in thought or conduct.
10. the act or period of posing, as for a picture.
11. a position or attitude assumed in posing, or exhibited by a figure in a picture, sculptural work, tableau, or the like.
12. a studied attitude or mere affectation, as of some character, quality, sentiment, or course: his liberalism is all a pose.
{Middle English, from Old French poser, from Late Latin pausāre lay down (a sense due to confusion with Latin pōnere place, put), from Latin: halt, cease}
II.
[c]/poʊz / (say pohz)

verb (t) (posed, posing)
Obsolete
1. to embarrass by a difficult question or problem.
2. to examine by putting questions.
{aphetic variant of obsolete appose, variant of oppose, used in sense of Latin appōnere put to}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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