What is the
difference between Poise and Pose?
What is the difference between Poise and Pose? :
Poise : (verb)
( 1 ) Graceful and balanced control of bodily position or movement
She received me with incredible poise for one so young.
He was moving with the assured poise of a ballet dancer.
She talks with a good poise of the body.
( 2 ) Quite dignified self-confidence and self-control
I can safely assert that she is a woman of great poise.
Poise : (verb)
( 1 ) Be or keep something balanced or suspended
He poised the javelin in his hand before throwing it.
The eagle poised in mid-air ready to swoop on prey.
Pose : (verb)
( 1 ) Sir or stand in a particular position in order to be painted, drawn or photographed
He had to pose wearing a laurel wreath.
The artist asked her to pose for him.
( 2 ) Behave in an unnatural or affected way in order to impress people
Stop posing and tell me what you really think.
( 3 ) Claim or pretend to be someone / something
She poses as an expert on old coins.
The detective posed as a mourner at the victim’s funeral.
( 4 ) Cause something to arise
Create or present
Winter poses particular difficulties for the elderly.
Heavy traffic poses a problem in many an old town.
Pose : (noun)
( 1 ) Position in which a person poses or it’s posed
She adopted an elegant pose.
( 2 ) Unnatural or affected way of behaving, intended to impress people
His concern for the poor is only a pose.
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