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Definition 1: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where repose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took his repose by the swimming pool

Synonyms for repose in the sense of this definition

(repose is a kind of ...) being inactive; being less active

(... is a kind of repose ) confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)

(... is a kind of repose ) relaxed and easy activity

"the laziness of the day helped her to relax"

(... is a kind of repose ) a long stay in bed in the morning

(... is a kind of repose ) quiet and inactive restfulness

(... is a kind of repose ) freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity

"he lacked the leisure for golf"

Definition 2: a disposition free from stress or emotion - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for repose in the sense of this definition

(repose is a kind of ...) steadiness of mind under stress

"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

(... is a kind of repose ) peace of mind

Definition 3: the absence of mental stress or anxiety - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for repose in the sense of this definition

(repose is a kind of ...) a state of peace and quiet

Definition 4: put or confide something in a person or thing - [verb of consumption]

Samples where repose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These philosophers reposed the law in the people

(repose is a kind of ...) attribute or give

"She put too much emphasis on her the last statement" "He put all his efforts into this job" "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"

Definition 5: lie when dead - [verb of contact]

Samples where repose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mao reposes in his mausoleum

(repose is a kind of ...) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

"The sick man lay in bed all day" "the books are lying on the shelf"

Definition 6: put in a horizontal position - [verb of contact]

Samples where repose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lay the books on the table
  • lay the patient carefully onto the bed

Synonyms for repose in the sense of this definition

(repose is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of repose ) lay with rails

"hundreds of miles were railed out here"

(... is a kind of repose ) lay eggs

"This hen doesn't lay"

(... is a kind of repose ) lay eggs

"certain insects are said to blow"

(... is a kind of repose ) place in a grave or tomb

"Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square" "The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids" "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"

(... is a kind of repose ) bury again

"After the king's body had been exhumed and tested to traces of poison, it was reburied in the same spot"

(repose causes ...) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

"The sick man lay in bed all day" "the books are lying on the shelf"

Definition 7: lean in a comfortable resting position - [verb of contact]

Samples where repose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was reposing on the couch

Synonyms for repose in the sense of this definition

(repose is a kind of ...) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

"The sick man lay in bed all day" "the books are lying on the shelf"

(... is a kind of repose ) be at rest

(repose has a similar meaning as ...) cause to recline

"She reclined her head on the pillow"

Definition 8: to put something (eg trust) in something - [verb of contact]

Samples where repose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The nation reposed its confidence in the King

(repose is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 9: be inherent or innate in - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for repose in the sense of this definition

(repose is a kind of ...) be part of

"This problem inheres in the design"

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