1 to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting
2 intr; often foll by: as to pretend to be or present oneself (as something one is not)
3 intr to affect an attitude or play a part in order to impress others
4 tr to put forward, ask, or assert
to pose a question
5 a physical attitude, esp. one deliberately adopted for or represented by an artist or photographer
6 a mode of behaviour that is adopted for effect
(C14: from Old French poser to set in place, from Late Latin pausare to cease, put down (influenced by Latin ponere to place))
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