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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

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

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

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

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

To impose taxes when the public exigencies require them is an obligation of the most sacred character, especially with a free people.
James Monroe
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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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