tr.v. post·posed, post·pos·ing, post·pos·es
To place (a word or phrasal constituent) after another constituent in a sentence, as the direct object noun phrase all the interesting places he had visited in the sentence He described to them all the interesting places he had visited.
[Back-formation from POSTPOSITION.]
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