- 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 othersMás 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.’
- 1.1Forcibly put (a restriction) in place: sanctions imposed on South AfricaMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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.Más ejemplos en oraciones
levy, charge, apply, enforce; set, establish, institute, introduce, bring into effect
- 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.
- 1.3 (impose oneself) Exert firm control over something: the director was unable to impose himself on the productionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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 kindnessMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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?
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'.