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Synonyms of impose in English:


  • 1 he imposed his ideas on the art director
    foist, force, thrust, inflict, obtrude, press, urge
    informal saddle someone with, land someone with, lumber someone with
  • 2 new taxes will be imposed on all non-renewable forms of energy
    levy, charge, exact, apply, enforce;
    set, establish, fix, put, lay, institute, introduce;
    decree, ordain, enact, promulgate, bring into effect, bring to bear
    informal clap, slap
  • 3 how dare you impose on me like this!
    take advantage of, abuse, exploit, take liberties with, misuse, ill-treat, treat unfairly, manipulate;
    bother, trouble, disturb, inconvenience, put out, put to trouble, take for granted;
    be a burden on, prey on
    informal walk all over
  • Phrases

    impose oneself
    he struggled to impose himself on a fractious party
    force oneself, foist oneself, thrust oneself;
    intrude, break in, obtrude, interlope, trespass, impinge, butt in, barge in;
    control, gain control of, take charge of
    informal gatecrash, crash, horn in, muscle in, call the shots, call the tune, be in the driving seat, be in the saddle, run the show, pull the strings, rule the roost
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