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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

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

Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don't read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.
Renzo Piano

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
Ernest Hemingway

Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
Ansel Adams

A part of the placidity of the South comes from the sense of well-being that follows the heart-and-body-warming consumption of breads fresh from the oven. We serve cold baker's bread to our enemies, trusting that they will never impose on our hospitality again.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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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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