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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

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

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

Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
Alice Miller

The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization.
Oriana Fallaci
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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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