Definition of apposite in English:



  • Apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.

    ‘an apposite quotation’
    ‘the observations are apposite to the discussion’
    • ‘It is quite apparent that this is not an apposite circumstance in which mandatory relief ought to be granted.’
    • ‘It couldn't have come at a more apposite moment.’
    • ‘Another example of the apposite quotation comes from our Dutch observer of nineteenth-century Mecca.’
    • ‘Although not what the musicians intended, the dirge provided a wholly apposite soundtrack for a truly lamentable second half performance.’
    • ‘It is an apposite example, without being the most obvious.’
    • ‘Question all the buzzwords and you will find that ‘buzz’ is the apposite one - a long low humming which conveys no meaning.’
    • ‘Two years later, the comparison still seems apposite.’
    • ‘There are gorgeous backing vocals and the usual apposite soundbites.’
    • ‘There are plenty of apposite biblical quotations, and a series of questions by way of recapitulation and meditation at the end of each chapter.’
    • ‘In few areas of life, I suggest, is this warning more apposite than in relation to writing and publishing.’
    • ‘If this does come about, the ensuing paralysis will surely be an apposite commentary on the unhappy state of affairs we have reached where no party seems to deserve to govern us.’
    • ‘The comments I earlier made concerning the biography of the subject ladder are equally apposite the present circumstances.’
    • ‘There may have been an apposite cover-photo, I may have read the volume, but can now recall only the title's phrase.’
    • ‘It's a good sentiment, and apposite, but only when you operate close to the true meaning of the word ‘unite.’’
    • ‘What could be more apposite, more relevant to our predicament as a nation, today?’
    • ‘Such considerations are particularly apposite in relation to Glastonbury.’
    • ‘The graphics too are both simple and apposite, although some of the attractive backgrounds can occasionally distract from the levels themselves.’
    • ‘Throwing him to the lions might have been more apposite.’
    • ‘All this makes him an apposite starting point for those on the far right in search of intellectual sugarcoating.’
    • ‘There is some chant, popular among small children, about inflammable trouserings, which seems apposite at this point.’
    appropriate, suitable, fitting, apt, befitting
    relevant, pertinent, to the point, to the purpose, applicable, germane, material, congruous, felicitous
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Late 16th century: from Latin appositus, past participle of apponere apply from ad- toward + ponere put.