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

     

    superimpose

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊz//
     
    , BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪmˈpəʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they superimpose
    BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊz//
     
    , BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪmˈpəʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊz//
     
    he / she / it superimposes
    BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊzɪz//
     
    , BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪmˈpəʊzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊzɪz//
     
    past simple superimposed
    BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊzd//
     
    , BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪmˈpəʊzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊzd//
     
    past participle superimposed
    BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊzd//
     
    , BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪmˈpəʊzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊzd//
     
    -ing form superimposing
    BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ//
     
    , BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1superimpose something (on/onto something) to put one image on top of another so that the two can be seen combined A diagram of the new road layout was superimposed on a map of the city.
  2. 2superimpose something (on/onto something) to add some of the qualities of one system or pattern to another one in order to produce something that combines the qualities of both She has tried to superimpose her own attitudes onto this ancient story.
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