Definition of prepose in English:

prepose

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Linguistics
  • Place (an element or word) in front of another.

    • ‘Many combining forms are designed to take initial or final position: autobiography has the two initial or preposed forms auto, bio, and one postposed form graphy.’
    • ‘I conclude that there are some people who allow preposing of more than, but not many of them, and I suspect that these are people who are conscientiously avoiding the horror of split infinitives, according to a ‘rule’ they learned in school.’

Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense ‘place in authority’): from French préposer, suggested by Latin praeponere put before.

Pronunciation:

prepose

/priːˈpəʊz/