HyperDic: impose

English > 3 senses of the word impose:
VERBsocialimpose, enforce, constraincompel to behave in a certain way
communicationimpose, inflict, bring down, visitimpose something unpleasant
possessionimpose, levyimpose and collect
impose > pronunciation
Soundsihmpow'z
RhymesAmbrose ... Windows: 49 rhymes with owz...
English > impose: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcompel to behave in a certain way.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Social relations impose courtesy"
Synonymsenforce, constrain
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
Spanishimponer
Catalanimposar
English > impose: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningimpose something unpleasant.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Synonymsinflict, bring down, visit
Narrowerclampimpose or inflict forcefully
foistTo force onto another
giveinflict as a punishment
intrude, obtrudethrust oneself in as if by force
order, prescribe, dictateissue commands or orders for
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishcargar, imponer, infligir, inflingir
Catalanimposar, infligir
Nounsimpositionthe act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
impositionan uncalled-for burden
English > impose: 3 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningimpose and collect.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymlevy
Narrowerdistrainlevy a distress on
layimpose as a duty, burden, or punishment
mulctimpose a fine on
reimposeimpose anew
taxlevy a tax on
tithelevy a tithe on (produce or a crop)
tollCharge a fee for using
Broadercharge, billdemand payment
Spanishrecaudar
Catalanrecaptar
Nounsimpositionthe act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

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