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Impose meaning

impose - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. compel to behave in a certain way; " Social relations impose courtesy"
  2. 2. To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.
  3. 3. To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
  4. 4. To practice trick or deception.
  5. 5. A command; injunction.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To place or lay on; place over; palm off.

impose - examples of usage

  1. When Rob MacNicol had to impose a fine of one penny, he knew it was a dire punishment; and if there was any alternative, the fine was rarely paid. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. I do not want our engagement to impose impossible laws upon you, nor do I set up an imaginary standard for you. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. The responsibility is too much to impose on you; I'll let Hunt steer presently." - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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