Definition of apposite in English:

apposite

adjective

  • Apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.

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

Late 16th century: from Latin appositus, past participle of apponere ‘apply’, from ad- ‘towards’ + ponere ‘put’.

Pronunciation

apposite

/ˈapəzət//ˈæpəzət/