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Noun: posing  pow-zing
  1. (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
    "he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the posing";
    - sitting
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

Derived forms: posings

See also: posed, unposed

Type of: acquit, be, bear, behave, betray, carry, comport, comprise, conduct, constitute, deceive, deport, displace, display, exhibit, expose, lead astray, make up, motility, motion, move, movement, represent

Encyclopedia: Posing