Pose vs. Propose

Pose vs. Propose — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Pose and Propose

Poseverb

To set forth in words for consideration; propound

pose a question.

Proposeverb

To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest

propose a change in the law.

Poseverb

To present or constitute

a crisis that posed a threat to the country's stability.

Proposeverb

To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.

Poseverb

To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.

Proposeverb

To offer (a toast to be drunk).

Poseverb

To assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait.

Proposeverb

To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend

proposed to buy and run a farm.

Poseverb

To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is

conmen posing as police officers.

Proposeverb

To form or make a proposal, especially of marriage.

Poseverb

To puzzle, confuse, or baffle.

Proposeverb

(transitive) To suggest a plan, course of action, etc.

I propose going to see a film.to propose an alliance; to propose a question for discussion

Posenoun

A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer.

Proposeverb

To ask for a person's hand in marriage.

He proposed to her last night and she accepted him.

Posenoun

In yoga, an asana.

Proposeverb

(transitive) To intend.

He proposes to set up his own business.

Posenoun

A studied or artificial manner or attitude, often assumed in an attempt to impress or deceive others.

Proposeverb

(obsolete) To talk; to converse.

Posenoun

(archaic) Common cold, head cold; catarrh.

Proposeverb

(obsolete) To set forth.

Posenoun

Position, posture, arrangement (especially of the human body).

Please adopt a more graceful pose for my camera.

Proposenoun

(obsolete) An objective or aim.

Posenoun

Affectation.

Proposeverb

make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Poseverb

(transitive) To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect.

To pose a model for a picture.

Proposeverb

present for consideration

Poseverb

(transitive) To ask; to set (a test, quiz, riddle, etc.).

Proposeverb

propose or intend;

I aim to arrive at noon

Poseverb

(transitive) To constitute (a danger, a threat, a risk, etc.).

Proposeverb

put forward; nominate for appointment to an office;

The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission

Poseverb

(intransitive) To assume or maintain a pose; to strike an attitude.

Proposeverb

ask (someone) to marry you;

he popped the question on Sunday nightshe proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two monthsThe old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman

Poseverb

(intransitive) To behave affectedly in order to attract interest or admiration.

Poseverb

To interrogate; to question.

Poseverb

To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.

Poseverb

(obsolete) To ask (someone) questions; to interrogate.

Poseverb

to puzzle, non-plus, or embarrass with difficult questions.

Poseverb

To perplex or confuse (someone).

Posenoun

affected manners intended to impress others;

don't put on airs with me

Posenoun

a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

Posenoun

a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

Poseverb

introduce;

This poses an interesting question

Poseverb

assume a posture as for artistic purposes;

We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often

Poseverb

pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions;

She posed as the Czar's daughter

Poseverb

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

Poseverb

put into a certain place or abstract location;

Put your things hereSet the tray downSet the dogs on the scent of the missing childrenPlace emphasis on a certain point

Poseverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

This beats me!Got me--I don't know the answer!a vexing problemThis question really stuck me