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Definitions of impose

  1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To place upon; lay upon, as a burden, punishment, or charge; to pass off deceivingly; to intrude; in printing, to arrange in order and lock up in a kind of box for printing; said of forms, pages, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To place upon: to lay on: to enjoin or command: to put over by authority or force: to obtrude unfairly: to palm off. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To place or lay on; place over; palm off. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To levy or exact; lay or inflict, as a burden or trouble; palm off; followed by in or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To practice trick or deception. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To place a burden upon; to take too much for granted or too much liberty with. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To mislead or deceive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. To place a burden or inflict a deception (upon); take unfair advantage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To lay on; to enjoin; to obtrude deceptively; to arrange the pages for printing, and prepare the form for the press. To impose on, to deceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To lay or place on, as a burden or duty; to enjoin; to impose on, to deceive; to mislead by a false pretence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. A command; injunction. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Imposable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for impose

  1. They seize people by military force upon mere suspicion, and impose on them oaths unknown to the laws. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  2. They who say otherwise, intending to impose upon us, do not impose upon themselves. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
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