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Definition 1: impose something unpleasant - [verb of communication]

Samples where impose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The principal visited his rage on the students

Synonyms for impose in the sense of this definition

(impose is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of impose ) issue commands or orders for

(... is a kind of impose ) thrust oneself in as if by force

"The colors don't intrude on the viewer"

(... is a kind of impose ) impose or inflict forcefully

"The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"

(... is a kind of impose ) inflict as a punishment

"She gave the boy a good spanking" "The judge gave me 10 years"

(... is a kind of impose ) to force onto another

"He foisted his work on me"

Definition 2: impose and collect - [verb of possession]

Samples where impose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • levy a fine

Synonyms for impose in the sense of this definition

(impose is a kind of ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

(... is a kind of impose ) charge a fee for using

"Toll the bridges into New York City"

(... is a kind of impose ) levy a tithe on (produce or a crop)

"The wool was tithed"

(... is a kind of impose ) impose anew

"The fine was reimposed"

(... is a kind of impose ) impose as a duty, burden, or punishment

"lay a responsibility on someone"

(... is a kind of impose ) impose a fine on

"he was fined for littering"

(... is a kind of impose ) levy a tax on

"The State taxes alcohol heavily" "Clothing is not taxed in our state"

(... is a kind of impose ) levy a distress on

Samples where impose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Social relations impose courtesy
  • duty constrains one to act often contrary to one's desires or inclinations

Synonyms for impose in the sense of this definition

(impose is a kind of ...) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

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