English Synonyms and Antonyms
Position as applied to the arrangement or situation of the human body or limbs may denote that which is conscious or unconscious, of the living or the dead; but we do not speak of the attitude, pose, or posture of a corpse; unless, in some rare case, we might say the body was found in a sitting posture, where the posture is thought of as assumed in life, or as, at first glance, suggesting life. A posture is assumed without any special reference to expression of feeling; as, an erect posture, a reclining posture; attitude is the position appropriate to the expression of some feeling; the attitude may be unconsciously taken through the strength of the feeling; as, an attitude of defiance; or it may be consciously assumed in the attempt to express the feeling; as, he assumed an attitude of humility. A pose is a position studied for artistic effect, or considered with reference to such effect; the unconscious posture of a spectator or listener may be an admirable pose from an artist's standpoint.
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affected manners intended to impress others
"don't put on airs with me"
a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
affectation, mannerism, pose, affectednessverb
a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
"This poses an interesting question"
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model, pose, sit, postureverb
assume a posture as for artistic purposes
"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
sit down, stupefy, baffle, stick, seat, mock up, get, sit, simulate, put, mystify, flummox, beat, present, place, personate, impersonate, position, dumbfound, perplex, mould, sit around, lay, ride, posture, amaze, mold, baby-sit, gravel, pattern, nonplus, bewilder, vex, set, model, puzzle
pose, impersonate, personateverb
pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
"She posed as the Czar's daughter"
personify, put, portray, stick, dumbfound, beat, set, stupefy, place, gravel, lay, mystify, perplex, bewilder, nonplus, puzzle, posture, sit, get, present, amaze, model, position, personate, baffle, vex, flummox, impersonate
behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
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put, set, place, pose, position, layverb
put into a certain place or abstract location
"Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
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perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundverb
be a mystery or bewildering to
"This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
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How to use pose in a sentence?
If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I'd have to point to Russia. And if you look at their behavior, it's nothing short of alarming.
I understand the threats that face us. In particular I would like to highlight three threats - corruption, ineffective governance and populism, which do not pose less of a threat than the enemy in eastern Ukraine.
The key to providing security and safety in Europe is in expanding cooperation and restoring trust, and not in deploying new NATO bases and military infrastructure near Russia's borders, which is what is taking place now, donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will respond appropriately to such aggressive steps, which pose a direct threat to Russia.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you
The euro area is confronting flat growth and deflation. Beyond Europe, the growth rates of key emerging economies – China and India – are losing steam, geopolitical crises – in Ukraine, Iraq, and Syria – pose serious risks, complicating the recovery.
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- posieren, stellen, Pose, legenGerman
- pose, posarSpanish
- pose, mettre, poser, représenter, constituerFrench
- ポーズをつくる, 置く, ポーズJapanese
- posere, anbringe, stille, representereNorwegian
- позировать, озадачивать, ставить, поставить, озадачить, представить, представлять, класть, задать, располагать, поза, расположить, задавать, положитьRussian
- posera, poseSwedish
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