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Verb: pose  powz
  1. (of a question, problem, etc) ask, set or introduce
    "This poses an interesting question";
    - present
  2. (art) assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often";
    - model, sit, posture
  3. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    "She posed as the Czar's daughter";
    - impersonate, personate
  4. Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!";
    - posture
  5. Cause to have a certain (possibly abstract) location
    "pose your things here";
    - put, set, place, position, lay
  6. Confuse or leave at a loss because of something complex or difficult to understand
    - confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate [informal], perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
Noun: pose  powz
  1. Affected manners intended to impress others
    - airs
  2. A posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
  3. A deliberate pretence or exaggerated display
    - affectation, mannerism, affectedness

Derived forms: posed, posing, poses

See also: posed, unposed

Type of: acquit, affectedness, attitude, be, bear, behave, betray, carry, comport, comprise, conduct, constitute, deceive, deport, displace, display, effeteness, exhibit, expose, feigning, lead astray, make up, move, position, posture, pretence [Brit, Cdn], pretending, pretense [N. Amer], represent, simulation

Encyclopedia: Pose, Martin