Verb > Pose

1 (+ object) : to be or create (a possible threat, danger, problem, etc.)

Smog poses a threat to our health. (=smog threatens our health)

His careless behavior poses a hazard to others. (=his careless behavior is dangerous to others)

Physical sports pose a risk of injury.

The weather should not pose a problem for us.

Decreasing the unemployment rate poses a serious challenge to/for the new governor.

2 (+ object) : to ask or suggest (a question)

My mother posed a question to me that I still can’t answer to this day: “What do you want to do with your life?”

The contradictions in his argument pose (=raise) questions about his credibility.

3 : to stand, sit, or lie down in a particular position as a model for a photograph, painting, etc.

(no object) — usually + for

Everyone posed for the group photo.

She posed nude for the magazine.

(+ object)

The photographer posed her on the steps of the courthouse.