Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pose

3 senses of pose

Sense 1
airs, pose -- (affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me")
       => affectedness -- (the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others))

Sense 2
pose -- (a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes)
       => position, posture, attitude -- (the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender")

Sense 3
affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness -- (a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display)
       => pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning -- (the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pose

6 senses of pose

Sense 1
present, pose -- (introduce; "This poses an interesting question")
       => constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be -- (form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army")

Sense 2
model, pose, sit, posture -- (assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often")
       => expose, exhibit, display -- (to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship")

Sense 3
pose, impersonate, personate -- (pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter")
       => deceive, betray, lead astray -- (cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house")

Sense 4
pose, posture -- (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")
       => behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry -- (behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times")

Sense 5
put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 6
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (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")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")

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