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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.9 / 7 votes

  1. impose

    lay, inflict, fix, set, place, enjoin

    remove, disburden

  2. impose

    delude, deceive, dupe, circumvent

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 4 votes

  1. enforce, imposeverb

    compel to behave in a certain way

    "Social relations impose courtesy"

    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"

    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"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. imposeverb

    put, lay, set, place

  2. imposeverb

    prescribe, enjoin, appoint

  3. imposeverb

    obtrude, palm, pass off

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  1. Devin Booker:

    We’re not out to get anyone, we’re just trying to play with a physical mindset and impose our will more than they do.

  2. United States:

    The Chinese are very good at taking advantage of opportunities, which they may have been able to do in the recent past with our focus on the Middle East for the first part of the 2000s and following that the financial crisis, we have to get back to doing what we do well. Our soft power is incredibly more powerful than their soft power. They don't really have that same kind of attractiveness that the United States system has, and I think that's because our partners around the world know we stand by them and know we won't impose our will on them, that we'll work together with them.

  3. Le Drian:

    We're telling the Americans that it's their business what sanctions they impose, but we consider the extraterritoriality of these measures unacceptable, europeans should not have to pay for U.S. withdrawal from an agreement.

  4. David Cameron:

    We should not impose further sanctions now.

  5. Erik Haas:

    The company continues to believe that these claims are specious and lack scientific merit, however, as the bankruptcy court recognized, resolving these cases in the tort system would take decades and impose significant costs on LTL and the system.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    A mesmerized
    B transfixed
    C disenchanted
    D fascinated

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