pose-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: present or introduce a question, problem, challenge, or danger

They say that the breakdown of negotiation might pose a threat to peace.
This poses an interesting question.
Nuclear weapons pose a threat to everyone.
Can we go back to the question that Helena posed earlier?

VerbNet: transfer_mesg-37.1.1,reflexive_appearance-48.1.2
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: pose.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 6

Sense Number 2: move into and stay in a particular position

NOTE: Use: usually to be photographed, painted, or for other artistic reasons.

We all posed for our photographs next to the Statue of Liberty.
Would you pose for my painting?

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: pose.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5

Sense Number 3: pretend to be something other than oneself

He doesn't really know a thing about the theatre. He's just posing.
She posed as the Czar's daughter.
He's always posing to impress his peers.
They got past the security guards by posing as reporters.

VerbNet: masquerade-29.6-2
FrameNet: Posing_as
PropBank: pose.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4