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(verb) 
Definition
to create or be (a problem, threat, etc.)
His ill health poses serious problems.
Synonyms
present
We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
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cause
I don't want to cause any trouble.
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produce
Cooking with spices produces a wonderful smell.
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create
Criticism will only create feelings of failure.
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lead to
,
result in
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constitute
On 6 July a People's Revolutionary Government was constituted.
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give rise to
(verb) 
Definition
to put forward or ask
When I posed the question `Why?', he merely shrugged.
Synonyms
ask
I wasn't the only one asking questions.
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state
Clearly state your address and telephone number.
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advance
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
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put
To put it bluntly, he just doesn't care.
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set
He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
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submit
I submit that you knew exactly what you were doing.
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put forward
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posit
Several writers have posited the idea of a universal consciousness.
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propound
She continues to propound her theories about the supernatural.
(verb) 
Definition
to take up a particular position to be photographed or drawn
The six foreign ministers posed for photographs.
Synonyms
position yourself
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sit
She was sitting for the artist for 8 hours.
, ,
strike a pose
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arrange yourself
(verb) 
Definition
to behave in an affected way in order to impress others
He criticized them for posing pretentiously.
Synonyms
put on airs
, ,
posture
Rock stars sneered, postured and leaped on the TV screen.
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show off (informal)
He had been showing off at the poker table.
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showboat
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strike an attitude
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attitudinize
(noun) 
Definition
a position taken up for an artist or photographer
We have had several sittings in various poses.
Synonyms
posture
She walked haltingly and her posture was stooped.
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position
He had raised himself into a sitting position.
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bearing
She later wrote warmly of his bearing and behaviour.
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attitude
scenes of the king in various attitudes of worshipping
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stance
The detective shifted her stance from one foot to the other.
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mien (literary)
his mild manner and aristocratic mien
(noun) 
Definition
behaviour adopted for effect
In many writers modesty is a pose, but in him it seems to be genuine.
Synonyms
act
His anger was real. It wasn't just an act.
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façade
At work they hid their dislike of each other behind a façade of cheerfulness.
, , ,
posturing
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pretence
She was completely without guile or pretence.
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masquerade
She claimed that the elections would be a masquerade.
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affectation
She writes well, without fuss or affectation.
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attitudinizing

Additional synonyms

in the sense of advance
Definition
to present an idea for consideration
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
Synonyms
put forward,
offer as a suggestion
in the sense of affectation
Definition
an attitude or manner put on to impress others
She writes well, without fuss or affectation.
Synonyms
posing,
posturing,
act,
pretentiousness,
hokum (slang, US, Canadian),
artificiality,
fakery,
affectedness,
assumed manners,
false display,
unnatural imitation
in the sense of attitude
Definition
a position of the body
scenes of the king in various attitudes of worshipping

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