See also: imposé
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpoʊz/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪmˈpəʊz/
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- Rhymes: -əʊz
- (transitive) To establish or apply by authority.
- Congress imposed new tariffs.
- 1975 March 17, Marian Christy, “Suzy Chaffee, A Liberated Beauty”, in Lebanon Daily News:
- Suzy says "It's foolish for society to impose the restriction of one man to the married woman."
- 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
- Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
- (intransitive) to be an inconvenience (on or upon)
- I don't wish to impose upon you.
- to enforce: compel to behave in a certain way
- Social relations impose courtesy.
- 2011 December 10, Arindam Rej, “Norwich 4 - 2 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport:
- Norwich soon began imposing themselves on that patched-up defence with Holt having their best early chance, only to see it blocked by Simpson.
- 2022 January 12, Dr. Joseph Brennan, “Castles: ruined and redeemed by rail”, in RAIL, number 948, page 57:
- In the same year as the Furness objection, sadder tidings befell St Pancras Priory at Lewes, in East Sussex. Despite it having the distinction of being the earliest Cluniac monastery in Great Britain, petitions to prevent the Brighton Lewes & Hastings Railway from imposing on its site with its Lewes line failed. The line was approved and, as if as an act of deliberate desecration and assertion of the railways' power, passed over the site of the high altar.
- To practice a trick or deception (on or upon).
- To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
- To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.
to be an inconvenience
to enforce: compel to behave in a certain way
- impose in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- impose in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- impose at OneLook Dictionary Search
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