impose definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To establish or apply as compulsory; levy: enforce a tax.
    • to put on or make prevail by or just as if by expert: impose a peace settlement. See Synonyms at dictate.
    • To obtrude or force (oneself, like) on another or other people.
    • Printing To arrange (kind or plates) on an imposing stone.
    • To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass down: enforced a fraud on consumers.
    • To lay on; to set or spot; to place; to deposit.
    • To put as a charge, burden, tax, task, responsibility, demand, punishment, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict.
    • To lay on, since the hands, in spiritual rites of confirmation and ordination.
    • To arrange in correct purchase on a table of rock or material and secure in a chase for publishing; -- said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To simply take unjust benefit: you're always imposing on their generosity.
    • to rehearse tips or deception.
  • verb:
    • to ascertain or apply by authority.
    • is an inconvenience
    • to enforce: compel to act in a certain method
    • enforce some thing unpleasant
    • enforce and collect
    • compel to act in a certain means
  • noun:
    • A command; injunction.
    • Command; injunction.
  • others:
    • To lay on, or set on; put, location, or deposit: as, to enforce, the hands in ordination or verification.
    • To set as a burden, or something becoming borne or endured; levy, inflict, or enforce, as by authority, energy, or impact: since, to enforce fees or penalties; to impose your viewpoints upon other people.
    • To obtrude fallaciously or deceitfully; palm off; pass down.
    • to correct upon; impute.
    • To subject by way of discipline.
    • In publishing, to put upon an imposing-stone or the bed of a press and secure in a chase, as pages of type or stereotype dishes.
    • To put or spot a weight or restraint; work with constraining effect: with upon: as, to impose upon one's determination or hospitality.
    • To practise deceptive trickery or imposture; act with a delusive effect: with upon: as, to impose upon one with false pretenses.

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