- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of an object) to be or be kept in a particular place She stared at the empty cabinet where once the vase had reposed.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a person) to lie or rest in a particular place We left her reposing on the sofa. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French repos (noun), reposer (verb), from late Latin repausare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + pausare
BrE BrE//rɪˈpəʊz//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊz//(literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repose
BrE BrE//rɪˈpəʊz//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊz//he / she / it reposes
BrE BrE//rɪˈpəʊzɪz//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊzɪz//past simple reposed
BrE BrE//rɪˈpəʊzd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊzd//past participle reposed
BrE BrE//rɪˈpəʊzd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊzd//-ing form reposing
BrE BrE//rɪˈpəʊzɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊzɪŋ//