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See also imposé
- (transitive) To establish or apply by authority.
- Congress imposed new tariffs.
- 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
- Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
- (intransitive) to be an inconvenience
- I don't wish to impose upon you.
- to enforce: compel to behave in a certain way
- Social relations impose courtesy
- 2011 December 10, Arindam Rej, “Norwich 4 - 2 Newcastle”, BBC Sport:
- Norwich soon began imposing themselves on that patched-up defence with Holt having their best early chance, only to see it blocked by Simpson.
- To practice a trick or deception.
Derived terms 
to establish or apply by authority
to be an inconvenience
- impose in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- impose in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- impose at OneLook Dictionary Search
- first-person singular present indicative of imposer
- third-person singular present indicative of imposer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of imposer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of imposer
- second-person singular imperative of imposer