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1. impose

verb. ['ˌɪmˈpoʊz'] compel to behave in a certain way.

Synonyms

  • obligate
  • enforce
  • compel

Antonyms

  • deny
  • withdraw
  • take
  • borrow

Etymology

  • imposer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Impose

  • misdiagnose
  • predispose
  • overexpose
  • juxtapose
  • groseclose
  • transpose
  • presuppose
  • plainclothes
  • decompose
  • stavros
  • interpose
  • guandjo's
  • foreclose
  • disclose
  • truffaut's
  • propose
  • outgrows
  • monroe's
  • forgoes
  • expose
  • enclose
  • duclos
  • dispose
  • cuperose
  • cousteau's
  • compose
  • campeau's
  • bestows
  • tussaud's
  • tarots

Sentences with impose


1. Verb, base form
In all cases below, a judge or magistrate may impose a fine or jail sentence or both.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some states also impose a death tax, which is similar to the federal estate tax.

Quotes about impose


1. If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.
- T.S. Eliot

2. If children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Would not a man rather have so much sympathy with the coming generation as to spare it the burden of existence, or at any rate not take it upon himself to impose that burden upon it in cold blood?
- Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism: The Essays

3. Most world religions denounced war as a barbaric waste of human life. We treasured the teachings of these religions so dearly that we frequently had to wage war in order to impose them on other people.
- Jon Stewart

2. impose

verb. ['ˌɪmˈpoʊz'] impose something unpleasant.

Synonyms

  • obtrude
  • clamp
  • bring down
  • foist
  • give
  • dictate
  • order
  • communicate
  • inflict
  • intrude
  • visit
  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • thicken
  • inflate
  • deflate

Etymology

  • imposer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. impose

verb. ['ˌɪmˈpoʊz'] impose and collect.

Synonyms

  • mulct
  • charge
  • distrain
  • tax
  • lay
  • tithe
  • toll
  • bill
  • reimpose

Antonyms

  • lengthen
  • raise
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • imposer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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