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[ noun ] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Synonyms

rest relaxation ease

Examples

"took his repose by the swimming pool"

Used in print

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Her voice was ripe and full and her teeth flashed again in Sicilian brilliance before the warm curved lips met and her mouth settled in repose .

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[ verb ] put or confide something in a person or thing

Examples

"These philosophers reposed the law in the people"

Used in print

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

It seemed to me that the liberals had scrapped the balanced polarity and reposed both liberty and the fundamental_law in the common_man .

Related terms

put

3
[ verb ] lie in a comfortable resting position

Synonyms

recumb recline

Examples

"He was reposing on the couch"

Related terms

lie lie rest recline reclining

4
[ verb ] be inherent or innate in;

Synonyms

rest reside

Related terms

inhere_in

5
[ verb ] be inactive, refrain from acting

Synonyms

rest

Examples

"The committee is resting over the summer"

6
[ verb ] to put something (eg trust) in something

Examples

"The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

Related terms

situate put

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[ verb ] put in a horizontal position

Synonyms

lay put_down

Examples

"lay the books on the table" "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

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[ verb ] lie when dead

Examples

"Mao reposes in his mausoleum"

Related terms

lie

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[ noun ] the absence of mental stress or anxiety

Related terms

tranquillity pacify

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[ noun ] a disposition free from stress or emotion

Related terms

composure ataraxia calm

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