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Synonyms for impose
ɪmˈpoʊz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enforce, impose(verb)

    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, impose(verb)

    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, impose(verb)

    impose and collect

    "levy a fine"

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impose

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

    Antonyms:
    remove, disburden

  2. impose

    Synonyms:
    delude, deceive, dupe, circumvent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put, lay, set, place

  2. impose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prescribe, enjoin, appoint

  3. impose(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    obtrude, palm, pass off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "impose":

    imposing, enforce, imposition, inflict, introduce, dictate, imposed, foist, levy, imposes, prescribe, require, compel, apply

How to pronounce impose?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say impose in sign language?

  1. impose

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How to use impose in a sentence?

  1. Derek Halpenny:

    This all shows how quickly trade tensions could escalate between the U.S. and China, this may not be the end of the matter as U.S. officials are looking at another $100 billion of Chinese imports on which they could impose tariffs if desired.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    The United States condemns the ... proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, the United States strongly urges Beijing to reconsider its disastrous proposal, abide by its international obligations, and respect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, democratic institutions, and civil liberties, which are key to preserving its special status under U.S. law.

  3. The Chinese embassy:

    If, due to security concerns, the French government truly does have to impose constraints on operators, it should establish transparent criteria around this and treat all companies equally.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One cannot impose its nationalism and ethnicity, except a legal dispute, on the ground of language, creed, caste, race, and colour upon a major host of it, who provided shelter and refuge as the human rights context. Indeed, it pictures the grave dishonesty, misrepresentation, even traitorous motives.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    Coalition members must take back the thousands of foreign terrorist fighters in custody, and impose accountability for the atrocities they have perpetrated.


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