From Latin appōnere, present active infinitive of appōnō (I appoint; I place near), derived from ad- (to) + pōnō (I put).


  • IPA(key): /apˈ, [äpˈpo̞r̺r̺e]
  • Rhymes: -orre
  • Hyphenation: ap‧pór‧re



  1. (transitive) to add, to affix, to append
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XVI, lines 67–69, page 289:
      Sempre la confusion de le persone ¶ principio fu del mal de la cittade, ¶ come del vostro il cibo che s'appone
      Ever the intermingling of the people has been the source of malady in cities, as in the body food that appends [to previously eaten food in the body]
    Synonym: aggiungere
    Antonyms: levare, togliere
  2. (transitive, figuratively, literary) to impute, to attribute, to ascribe
    • 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, “Giorno Terzo [Day the Third]”, in Decamerone [Decameron]‎[1], Tommaso Hedlin, published 1527, page 89:
      Egli è il vero, che nella mia giovanezza io amai ſommamente lo ſuenturato giovane, la cui morte è appoſta al mio marito
      True it is that in my youth I loved over all the ill-fortuned youth whose death is laid to my husband's charge
    Synonyms: attribuire, imputare
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to object


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