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Definition of Impose

Impose

  1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
  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.
  3. To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
  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.
  5. To practice trick or deception.
  6. A command; injunction.

Impose Quotations

Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.
Max Weber

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
Confucius

I know of no wars started by anyone to impose lack of religion on someone else. We have lethal Sunni v Shia, Catholic against Protestant, but no agnostic suicide bombers attack crowded atheist pubs.
Simon Hoggart

There are different ways that kids who are gay take on the rejection and alienation they feel. The way I dealt with it was to say, 'You know what? You're imposing judgments on me and condemnations, but I don't accept them. I'm going to instead turn the light on you and see what your flaws are and impose the same judgmental standards on you.'
Glenn Greenwald

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
David Bohm
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Impose Translations

impose in Dutch is opdringen, forceren
impose in French is contraindre, imposez, imposer, imposons, obliger
impose in German is auferlegen, auferlegen, imponieren
impose in Portuguese is imponha
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