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impose
American English: /ɪmˈpoʊz/
British English: /ɪmˈpəʊz/

Translation of impose in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (restriction/punishment/condition)
    imponer
    the judge imposed the maximum sentence
    el juez aplicó la pena máxima
    she imposed her will on them
    les impuso su voluntad
    I won't impose my presence on you any further
    no lo importuno más con mi presencia
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

reflexive verb

  • to impose oneself on somebodyif I may impose myself on you for a few more days
    si puedo abusar de su amabilidad quedándome unos días más
    si es tan amable de aguantarme unos días más

intransitive verb

  • I don't wish to impose, but …
    no quisiera molestar, pero …
    to impose on oupon somebodyI think I've imposed on him enough already
    me parece que ya lo he molestado or importunado bastante
    to impose on somebody's generosity/goodwill/hospitality
    abusar de la generosidad/buena voluntad/hospitalidad de alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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?

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