Synonyms of pose
1 presentDictionary • His ill health poses serious problems.
present • We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
cause • I don't want to cause any trouble.
produce • The drug is known to produce side-effects.
create • Criticism will only create feelings of failure.
constitute • On 6 July a People's Revolutionary Government was constituted.
give rise to
2 askDictionary • When I posed the question `Why?', he merely shrugged.
ask • I wasn't the only one asking questions.
state • Clearly state your address and telephone number.
advance • Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
put • To put it bluntly, he doesn't give a damn.
set • He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
submit • I submit that you knew exactly what you were doing.
posit • Several writers have posited the idea of a universal consciousness.
propound • She continues to propound her theories about the supernatural.
3 position yourself • The six foreign ministers posed for photographs.
sit • She was sitting for the artist for 8 hours.
strike a pose
1 postureDictionary • We have had several sittings in various poses.
posture • She walked haltingly and her posture was stooped.
position • He had raised himself into a sitting position.
bearing • She later wrote warmly of his bearing and behaviour.
attitude • scenes of the king in various attitudes of worshipping
stance • The woman detective shifted her stance from one foot to the other.
mien (literary) • his mild manner and aristocratic mien
2 actDictionary • In many writers modesty is a pose, but in him it seems to be genuine.
act • His anger was real. It wasn't just an act.
façade • They hid the troubles plaguing their marriage behind a façade of family togetherness.
pretence • She was completely without guile or pretence.
masquerade • He claimed that the elections would be a masquerade.
affectation • He writes well, without fuss or affectation.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ pose as something or someone
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actIf you say that someone's behaviour is an act, you mean that it does not express their real feelings.
• His anger was real. It wasn't just an act.
advanceWhen a theory or argument is advanced, it is put forward for discussion.
• Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
offer as a suggestion
offer as a suggestion
affectationIf you say that someone's attitude or behaviour is an affectation, you disapprove of the fact that it is not genuine or natural, but is intended to impress other people.
• He writes well, without fuss or affectation.
Thesaurus for pose from the Collins English Thesaurus
to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting
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