Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /ɛ̃poze/

v+prep (en imposer)

  • elle en impose à ses élèves she inspires respect in her pupils

v refl (+ v être) (s'imposer)

  • 2 to impose [sth] on oneself s'imposer de travailler le soir to make it a rule to work in the evening
  • 4s'imposer comme leader to establish oneself/itself as the leader s'imposer sur un marché to establish itself in a market

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…