pon-, posit-, pos-, -poning, -poned, -ponency, -ponent, -ponement, -pound

(Latin: to place, to put, to set; placement, positioning)

propounder (s) (noun), propounders (pl)
A person who is committed to bringing up ideas, suggestions, etc. for discussion among peers or other people: Senator Jones was known as a great propounder of the idea of individual and collective civic responsibility.
provost (s) (noun), provosts (pl)
1. A chief or high ranking administrative official at a university: Frank's uncle Joe was elected provost for the local university.
2. The senior administrator at a cathedral or a church: In a revolutionary move, a woman was elected to be the next provost for the cathedral.
3. The administrative head of a prison: Mr. Gregory, the long serving provost at the local prison, decided to retire.
4. Etymology: from Old English profost, from Medieval Latin propositus, from Latin propositus, praepositus, "a chief, a prefect"; literally, "placed before, in charge of"; from the past participle of præponere, "to put before".
purpose (s) (noun), purposes (pl)
1. The reason or rationale for doing something: The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the suggestions that others have made for replanting the park.
2. Individual determination or resolve to achieve a goal: Leah's purpose in practicing the piano for six hours every day was that she wanted to be a concert pianist.
purposely (adverb), more purposely, most purposely
Showing a determined reason or intention for doing something: Steven purposely ignored the Mrs. Smith's instructions that no one was allowed to use an iPod while the class was in session.
repose (s) (noun), reposes (pl)
1. The act of resting or a state of being at rest: The elderly couple, Joe and Leah, took their daily repose by sitting out in the backyard whenever the weather made it possible.
2. Freedom from worry, troubles, and stress, and so having a peace of mind: The workers of the company, including Jack and Stuart, continued to have a repose about their jobs even with all of the bad news being presented about the national economy.
3. Having a calmness and composure of manner: Rufus appeared to be in repose despite having to wait so long for the delayed flight.
4. The absence of motion or activity; stillness: Sally could see her husband's body in repose as he took his afternoon nap.
repose (verb), reposes; reposed; reposing
1. To rest or to place something somewhere: As soon as the train started to move, Carter, the salesman, reposed his head on the small pillow that he brought with him and fell asleep.
2. To place trust, hope, or confidence in something or someone: Carol has always reposed her trust in her father's judgment and she was still reposing her confidence that his advice was reliable.
reposition (verb), repositions; repositioned; repositioning
1. In medicine, the restoration of an organ or body part to its natural placement: Dr. Jackson repositioned her jaws after the car accident.
2. To place or to put in a new arrangement: The family was busy repositioning the furniture in their living room.
3. To update or to change the marketing of a product or service: The manager, Mr. Swift, was striving to reposition the image of the company's products in an effort to increase their sales.
4. Etymology: from Late Latin repositionem the nominative case of repositio; from Latin repositus, the past participle form of reponere, "to put back, to put away"; from re-, "back, away" + ponere, "to put, to place".
repositioned (adjective), more repositioned, most repositioned
A reference to being situated again in a special place or way: The repositioned furniture in the living room provided more comfort and space for the family.
repository (s) (noun), repositories (pl)
1. A place or container where something can be stored: The city requires a big repository for waste materials.

A vault or safe is considered to be the most secure repository for valuable possessions; such as, jewelry or money.

Some books are great repositories of knowledge and even wisdom.

2. A location where a natural resource is available: There are some countries that have repositories of salt which are being processed for human use.

There are simply too many areas in the world that desperately need sufficient repositories of water for their people, animals, and all kinds of plants.

Here are a few examples of repositories: warehouses, vaults, storerooms, banks, reservoirs, libraries, museums, web sites, natural resources, etc.

3. Etymology: from Latin reposit-, "a stand on which food is stored"; from reponere, "to put away, to store"; from re-, "back, away" + ponere, "to put, to place."
A place for storing things; such as, ideas.
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A place for safekeeping; a person to whom a secret is told.
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repurpose (verb), repurposes; repurposed; repurposing
1. To use or to convert something for use in another format or product: Mr. Greg's publisher repurposed his books as compact disks.
2. To change or to reconstruct something so it can function or work in a different way: The company is trying to repurpose old computer equipment into other practical electronic applications.
superimpose (verb), superimposes; superimposed; superimposing
1. To lay or to place one thing on or over another item or unit: If Holly superimposes a triangle on another inverted or upside-down triangle, a six-pointed star will be formed.

Mr. Lange, the geography teacher, superimposed a transparent sheet showing the national boundaries over an outline of the continent of Europe.

2. To add as a different type, element, or quality: Marion, the speaker, superimposed her own interpretations when she retold the story about the author of the latest novel.
3. In movies and television, to print an image on or over another image so that both are seen at the same time: The names of those who were part of the film production were superimposed over the closing scene.

June, the editor of the book, was continually trying to superimpose her style of writing on the author's special way of expressing himself.

To put something on top of another thing.
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superimposition (s) (noun), superimpositions (pl)
1. The placing of one image on top of another: Randy and David placed a superimposition of a photograph over the other graphic of the page.
2. To add as a distinct feature, element, or quality: Mrs. Lawson's superimpositions of quotes when she retold the story to the class provided greater understanding for her students.
3. A library cataloging procedure that allows for rule changes and making new entries: Janice's first summer job assignment was the superimposition of new materials into the library catalog system.
superpose (verb), superposes; superposed; superposing
1. To set or to establish one object on top of or above another object: Snowfall superposed an additional four inches on yesterday's accumulation of ice and snow.
2. To move one geometric figure so that it coincides exactly with another one: Mrs. Schmidt presented a border of superposed triangles to the class during her mathematics class.
superposed (adjective), more superposed, most superposed
1. Modifying something that is placed on or above something else; especially, so they coincide: Mr. Johnson showed his Jamie and the other students a border of superposed triangles.
2. A reference to vegetation that has parts growing directly over other parts: The superposed floral buds could be seen above those that were formed by leaves or branches with the stems.
superposed stream (s) (noun), superposed streams (pl)
A flow of water whose course is determined by the slope of the land by erosion of the overlying layers that result in rivers: Some narrow mountain ranges have steep-sided river valleys slicing directly across them because the river was originally a superposed stream on the range from a gently sloping plain that used to exist above it.

Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; prosth-; stato-; the-, thes-.