Definition of repose verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    repose

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a person) to lie or rest in a particular place We left her reposing on the sofa.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French repos (noun), reposer (verb), from late Latin repausare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + pausare ‘to pause’.
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