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Synonyms for impose
ɪmˈpoʊzim·pose

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.9 / 7 votes

  1. impose

    Synonyms:
    lay, inflict, fix, set, place, enjoin

    Antonyms:
    remove, disburden

  2. impose

    Synonyms:
    delude, deceive, dupe, circumvent

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 4 votes

  1. enforce, imposeverb

    compel to behave in a certain way

    "Social relations impose courtesy"

    Synonyms:
    implement, bring down, visit, levy, inflict, apply, enforce

  2. inflict, bring down, visit, imposeverb

    impose something unpleasant

    "The principal visited his rage on the students"

    Synonyms:
    chitchat, land, bring down, confab, overthrow, enforce, inspect, trim down, overturn, lower, get down, call in, cut, jaw, chit-chat, claver, trim back, trim, see, chew the fat, cut down, call, reduce, levy, natter, gossip, travel to, subvert, visit, take down, cut back, put down, inflict, shoot the breeze, confabulate, let down, chat, chatter, chaffer

  3. levy, imposeverb

    impose and collect

    "levy a fine"

    Synonyms:
    bring down, recruit, visit, raise, levy, inflict, enforce

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. imposeverb

    Synonyms:
    put, lay, set, place

  2. imposeverb

    Synonyms:
    prescribe, enjoin, appoint

  3. imposeverb

    Synonyms:
    obtrude, palm, pass off

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How to use impose in a sentence?

  1. Peter Beyer:

    The WTO arbitrator decision is expected soon, as early as next week. I fully expect the Trump administration to impose tariffs. The U.S. side feels entitled to impose the tariffs and I believe they will, in any case.

  2. Austin Sarat:

    The legitimacy of the death penalty is sustained by the illusive search for painless executions, we cannot be relied on to deliver executions which impose no more than pain than is necessary, and we certainly can't be relied on to impose executions that are compatible with contemporary standards of decency.

  3. William J. Starkey:

    People don't see the world as it is, rather we impose our beliefs on what we experience.

  4. Confucius, Analects, XV.24:

    Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

  5. Le Maire:

    If the American administration decided to also impose a regime of sanctions on investments in Cuba, in contravention of what has been decided for several years now by our American allies, we would react. Europe would also react and is ready to also impose sanctions at our end.


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