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IMPOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impose mean? 

IMPOSE (verb)
  The verb IMPOSE has 3 senses:

1. compel to behave in a certain way
2. impose something unpleasant
3. impose and collect

  Familiarity information: IMPOSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPOSE (verb)


Sense 1impose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compel to behave in a certain way

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

impose; enforce

Context example:

Social relations impose courtesy

Hypernyms (to "impose" is one way to...):

compel; obligate; oblige (force or compel somebody to do something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2impose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impose something unpleasant

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

inflict; impose; bring down; visit

Context example:

The principal visited his rage on the students

Hypernyms (to "impose" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "impose"):

dictate; order; prescribe (issue commands or orders for)

intrude; obtrude (thrust oneself in as if by force)

clamp (impose or inflict forcefully)

give (inflict as a punishment)

foist (to force onto another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something on somebody


Sense 3impose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impose and collect

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

levy; impose

Context example:

levy a fine

Hypernyms (to "impose" is one way to...):

bill; charge (demand payment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "impose"):

tax (levy a tax on)

mulct (impose a fine on)

lay (impose as a duty, burden, or punishment)

reimpose (impose anew)

tithe (levy a tithe on (produce or a crop))

toll (charge a fee for using)

distrain (levy a distress on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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