Repose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpoʊz|  American pronunciation of the word repose
Brit.  |rɪˈpəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word repose


- freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)(syn: ease, relaxation, rest)
- the absence of mental stress or anxiety (syn: ataraxis, heartsease, peace, peacefulness, serenity)
- a disposition free from stress or emotion (syn: placidity, quiet, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity)


- put or confide something in a person or thing
- be inherent or innate in (syn: reside, rest)
- lie when dead
- lean in a comfortable resting position (syn: recline, recumb)
- put in a horizontal position (syn: lay)
- to put something (eg trust) in something


...typically the wealthy socialite spends most of the morning in repose, is served lunch, and then embarks on an exhaustive afternoon of shopping...

...enjoyed the repose of a serene summer evening...

I have always reposed complete faith in your ability to deal with matters of great urgency.

The nation reposes too much power in the President.

Pray for the repose of his soul.

He was asleep, reposing in an armchair.

He halted to repose his wayworn soldiers.

The body of the dead leader reposed in the cathedral for the people to pay their respects.

His face looked less hard in repose.

took his repose by the swimming pool

These philosophers reposed the law in the people

Mao reposes in his mausoleum

The nation reposed its confidence in the King

He was amazed to find a swinish litter on the couch of his repose.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: repose
he/she/it: reposes
present participle: reposing
past tense: reposed
past participle: reposed
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