Synonyms for pose


1. airs, pose, affectedness
usage: affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me"
2. pose, position, posture, attitude
usage: a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
3. affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness, pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning
usage: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display


1. present, pose, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be
usage: introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
2. model, pose, sit, posture, expose, exhibit, display
usage: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
3. pose, impersonate, personate, deceive, betray, lead astray
usage: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
4. pose, posture, behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry
usage: 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"
5. put, set, place, pose, position, lay, move, displace
usage: 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"
6. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
usage: 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"
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