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 for pose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pose \Pose\, v. i.
     To assume and maintain a studied attitude, with studied
     arrangement of drapery; to strike an attitude; to
     attitudinize; figuratively, to assume or affect a certain
     character; as, she poses as a prude.
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           He . . . posed before her as a hero.     --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pos'e \Po`s['e]"\, a. [F., placed, posed.] (Her.)
     Standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of
     the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pose \Pose\, n. [AS. gepose; of uncertain origin; cf. W. pas a
     cough, Skr. k[=a]s to cough, and E. wheeze.]
     A cold in the head; catarrh. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pose \Pose\, n. [F. pose, fr. poser. See Pose, v. t.]
     The attitude or position of a person; the position of the
     body or of any member of the body; especially, a position
     formally assumed for the sake of effect; an artificial
     position; as, the pose of an actor; the pose of an artist's
     model or of a statue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pose \Pose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Posing.] [F. poser to place, to put, L. pausare to pause,
     in LL. also, to place, put, fr. L. pausa a pause, Gr. ?, fr.
     ? to make to cease, prob. akin to E. few. In compounds, this
     word appears corresponding to L. ponere to put, place, the
     substitution in French having been probably due to confusion
     of this word with L. positio position, fr. ponere. See Few,
     and cf. Appose, Dispose, Oppose, Pause, Repose,
     To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of
     effect; to arrange the posture and drapery of (a person) in a
     studied manner; as, to pose a model for a picture; to pose a
     sitter for a portrait.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pose \Pose\, v. t. [Shortened from appose, for oppose. See 2d
     Appose, Oppose.]
     1. To interrogate; to question. [Obs.] "She . . . posed him
        and sifted him." --Bacon.
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     2. To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by
        questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.
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              A question wherewith a learned Pharisee thought to
              pose and puzzle him.                  --Barrow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on
           airs with me" [syn: airs, pose]
      2: a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic
      3: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display [syn:
         affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness]
      v 1: introduce; "This poses an interesting question" [syn:
           present, pose]
      2: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the
         woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: model, pose,
         sit, posture]
      3: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent
         intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter" [syn: pose,
         impersonate, personate]
      4: 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" [syn: pose, posture]
      5: 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"
         [syn: put, set, place, pose, position, lay]
      6: 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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get,
         puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
         flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  224 Moby Thesaurus words for "pose":
     act, acting, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advance,
     affectation, affectedness, air, airs, appearance, arrange, ask,
     assert, attitude, attitudinarianism, attitudinize, attitudinizing,
     bearing, beck, beckon, befog, behavior, behavior pattern,
     behavioral norm, behavioral science, bewilder, bluff, bluffing,
     body language, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, cap,
     carriage, charade, cheating, chironomy, color, coloring,
     commend to attention, comportment, conduct, confound, confuse,
     culture pattern, custom, dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet,
     deception, delusion, demeanor, deportment, disguise, display,
     dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, dog, doing, doings,
     dumb show, extend, facade, face, fake, fakery, faking, false air,
     false front, false show, falsity, feign, feigning, feint, folkway,
     four-flushing, fraud, front, gesticulation, gesture,
     gesture language, gestures, gilt, give, gloss, goings-on,
     grandstand, guise, hand signal, hold out, humbug, humbuggery,
     imitate, impersonate, imposture, introduce, kinesics, launch, lay,
     lay before, lay down, lugs, maintien, make a motion, manner,
     mannerism, manners, masquerade, masquerade as, meretriciousness,
     method, methodology, methods, mien, mimic, model, modus vivendi,
     moot, motion, motions, move, movement, movements, moves,
     observable behavior, offer a resolution, open up, ostentation,
     outward show, pantomime, park, pass as, pass for, pass off,
     pattern, peacock, peacockery, peacockishness, perplex, place,
     playacting, poise, port, portray, pose as, pose for effect, posing,
     posit, position, post, postulate, posture, posturing, practice,
     praxis, predicate, prefer, presence, present, pretend,
     pretend to be, pretense, pretension, pretext, prettiness,
     procedure, proceeding, profess, proffer, propose, proposition,
     propound, purport, put, put forth, put forward, put it to,
     put on airs, puzzle, query, question, recommend, represent,
     representation, seat, seeming, semblance, set, set before,
     set forth, set up, sham, show, show off, shrug, sign language,
     simulacrum, simulation, sit, social science, speciousness, stance,
     start, station, stick, strike a pose, strike an attitude, strut,
     stumble, style, submit, suggest, tactics, tender, tone, varnish,
     way, way of life, ways, window dressing

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Palm Operating System Emulator (Palm)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     query language written in 1967.
     ["POSE: A Language for Posing Problems to Computers",
     S. Schlesinger et al, CACM 10:279-285, May 1967].

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