Definición de impose en inglés:

impose

Silabificación: im·pose
Pronunciación: /imˈpōz
 
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verbo

  • 1 [with object] Force (something unwelcome or unfamiliar) to be accepted or put in place: the decision was theirs and was not imposed on them by others
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Kass does not suggest that a society anything like that depicted by Huxley will be imposed on us by force.
    • Numerous forces have been imposed on physicians to make them change their practice behaviours.
    • They cry out for ‘a ‘system’ of some kind, where order could be imposed on nature's unruly endlessness.’
    Sinónimos
    foist, force, inflict, press, urge
    informal saddle someone with, land someone with
  • 1.1Forcibly put (a restriction) in place: sanctions imposed on South Africa
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    • She said the present system had come about mainly due to the restrictions imposed by international institutions.
    • In the meantime, if the bill is delayed, local authorities, including Merton, could introduce individual bylaws to impose restrictions in their areas.
    • Financial institutions are expected to impose some restrictions on this for administrative purposes.
  • 1.2Require (a duty, charge, or penalty) to be undertaken or paid.
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    • Under the original order, unanimity among the judges was not required, even to impose the death penalty.
    • He was given a conditional discharge for six months for obstructing the police officer and no separate penalty was imposed for the other charges.
    • However, consumer groups argue that banks should not impose such exorbitant penalty charges as they do not reflect the costs incurred when customers exceed borrowing limits.
    Sinónimos
    levy, charge, apply, enforce; set, establish, institute, introduce, bring into effect
  • 1.3 (impose oneself) Exert firm control over something: the director was unable to impose himself on the production
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    • One rule, one and only one firm rule must impose itself on Europe after this tragedy.
    • Nevertheless, she doesn't lose control of the music, nor does she impose herself on it in search of effects.
    • This is the Church imposing itself on the education system.
  • 2 [no object] Take advantage of someone by demanding their attention or commitment: she realized that she had imposed on Miss Hatherby’s kindness
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    • After all, you had already imposed yourself on them (as it seldom was a her) and to start a conversation where none was offered seemed an unwelcome intrusion.
    • How do you deal with people who impose themselves on you?
    Sinónimos
    take advantage of, exploit, take liberties with, treat unfairly; bother, trouble, disturb, inconvenience, put out, put to trouble, be a burden on
    informal walk all over
  • 3 [with object] Printing Arrange (pages of type) so that they will be in the correct order after printing and folding.

Origen

late 15th century (in the sense 'impute'): from French imposer, from Latin imponere 'inflict, deceive' (from in- 'in, upon' + ponere 'put'), but influenced by impositus 'inflicted' and Old French poser 'to place'.

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