impose

[c]/ɪmˈpoʊz / (say im'pohz)

verb (imposed, imposing)
verb (t)
1. to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, etc.: to impose taxes.
2. to put or set by, or as by, authority: to impose an arbitrary meaning upon words.
3. to obtrude or thrust (oneself, one's company, etc.) upon others.
4. to pass or palm off fraudulently or deceptively.
5. to lay (the hands) ceremonially on the head of a candidate for confirmation or ordination, or on the sick or those in distress.
6. Printing to lay (type pages, etc.) in proper order on an imposing stone or the like and secure in a chase for printing.
7. to subject to some penalty, etc.
verb (i)
8. to obtrude oneself or one's requirements, as upon others.
9. to presume, as upon patience, good nature, etc.
phrase
10. impose on (or upon), (of something fraudulent) to produce a false impression on or act with a delusive effect on.
{French imposer, from im- im-1 + poser put (see pose1}
imposable, adjective
imposer, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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