V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to place something, like a picture or words, on top of something else

Synonyms: cover, layer, overlay, overspread, put over, place over

Antonyms: uncover, reveal

Tips: Superimpose is derived from the Latin superimponere, which means "to place onto." Imagine placing a picture onto something else. Superimposing is usually done with images or words.

Usage Examples:

The advertisement showed an image of a businessman, superimposed over legal documents. (overlaid, placed over)

For the art project, I am going to superimpose the images to contrast them. (layer, overlay)

Words were superimposed onto the screen during the newscast. (put over, overlaid)

I asked the photo lab to superimpose the two pictures to create a unique photo. (layer, overlay)

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