impose

impose
[[t]ɪmpo͟ʊz[/t]]
♦♦
imposes, imposing, imposed
1) VERB If you impose something on people, you use your authority to force them to accept it.

[V n on n] Britain was the first country to impose fines on airlines which bring passengers without proper immigration papers...

[V n] A third of companies reviewing pay since last August have imposed a pay freeze of up to a year...

[V-ed] The conditions imposed on volunteers were carefully designed to put off all but the keenest.

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imposition [[t]ɪ̱mpəzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT oft N of n

Cambridge cyclists are attempting to fight the imposition of a day-time ban on cycling in the city centre.

2) VERB If you impose your opinions or beliefs on other people, you try and make people accept them as a rule or as a model to copy.

[V n on n] Parents of either sex should beware of imposing their own tastes on their children.

3) VERB If something imposes strain, pressure, or suffering on someone, it causes them to experience it.

[V n on n] The filming imposed an additional strain on her as she had little or no experience of using such a camera.

[V-ed] ...the pressures imposed upon teachers by ceaseless curriculum reforms.

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4) VERB If someone imposes on you, they unreasonably expect you to do something for them which you do not want to do.

[V on/upon n] I was afraid you'd simply feel we were imposing on you...

[V on/upon n] `Mum thinks I should stop imposing on your hospitality, Leo,' said Grace.

Derived words:
imposition N-COUNT

I know this is an imposition. But please hear me out.

5) VERB If someone imposes themselves on you, they force you to accept their company although you may not want to.

[V pron-refl on n] I didn't want to impose myself on my married friends.

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  • imposé — imposé, ée [ ɛ̃poze ] adj. et n. • de imposer 1 ♦ Obligatoire. Figures imposées en patinage artistique (opposé à libre) . Prix imposé, qui doit être observé strictement. 2 ♦ Soumis à l impôt. Bénéfices imposés. Capital, revenu imposé. Personnes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impose — im‧pose [ɪmˈpəʊz ǁ ˈpoʊz] verb impose a ban/​tax/​fine etc to officially order that something should be forbidden, taxed etc: • The city council can not impose a utility tax without voter approval. • The US Commerce Department threatened to… …   Financial and business terms

  • imposé — imposé, ée (in pô zé, zée) part. passé d imposer. 1°   Mis dessus. Les mains imposées par l évêque. 2°   Les noms imposés par Adam aux animaux. 3°   Soumis à un tribut. Être imposé à tant.    Substantivement. Les plus imposés de la commune.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Impose — Im*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imposing}.] [F. imposer; pref. im in + poser to place. See {Pose}, v. t.] 1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit. [1913 Webster] Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose Within …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impose — I (enforce) verb bid, bind, burden, charge, coerce, command, compel, conscript, constrain, decree, demand, dictate, direct, drive, enact, encumber, enjoin, exact, execute, extort, force upon, impel, imponere, iniungere, insist upon, lay upon,… …   Law dictionary

  • imposé — Imposé, [impos]ée. part. Joug, tribut imposé. taxe imposée. taille imposée. un homme imposé à la taille. nom imposé. penitence imposée …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • impose — [im pōz′] vt. imposed, imposing [Fr, altered by assoc. with poser (see POSE1) < L imponere, to place upon < in , on + ponere: see POSITION] 1. to place or set (a burden, tax, fine, etc. on or upon) as by authority 2. to force (oneself, one… …   English World dictionary

  • Impose — Im*pose , v. i. To practice tricks or deception. [1913 Webster] {To impose on} or {To impose upon}, (a) to pass or put a trick on; to delude; to cheat; to defraud. He imposes on himself, and mistakes words for things. Locke. (b) to place an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impose — ► VERB 1) force to be accepted, undertaken, or complied with. 2) (often impose on) take unfair advantage of someone. ORIGIN French imposer, from Latin imponere inflict, deceive …   English terms dictionary

  • Impose — Im*pose , n. A command; injunction. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impose — (v.) late 14c., to lay (a crime, etc.) to the account of, from O.Fr. imposer put, place; impute, charge, accuse (c.1300), from assimilated form of in into, in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + poser put, place (see POSE (Cf. pose)). Sense of to lay on as… …   Etymology dictionary

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