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Impose meaning

Imposing was a notable Australian thoroughbred racehorse. He was a chestnut son of Todman from the Arctic Explorer mare Hialeah. Some of his major race victories included the 1979 AJC Epsom Handicap, AJC George Main Stakes and the STC Hill Stakes.


  1. (noun) A command; injunction.
  2. (v. i.) To practice trick or deception.
  3. (v. t.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.
  4. (v. t.) To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.
  5. (v. t.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
  6. (v. t.) To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
Word: im·pose
Pronunciation of impose: im-'pOz
Function of impose: verb
Other forms of impose: im·posed; im·pos·ing
Origin of impose: Middle French imposer, from Latin imponere, literally, to put upon (perfect indicative imposui), from in- ponere to put -- more at POSITION
transitive senses
1 a : to establish or apply by authority <impose a tax> <impose new restrictions> <impose penalties> b : to establish or bring about as if by force <those limits imposed by our own inadequacies -- C. H. Plimpton>
2 a : PLACE, SET b : to arrange (as pages) in the proper order for printing
3 : PASS OFF <impose fake antiques on the public>
4 : to force into the company or on the attention of another <impose oneself on others>
intransitive senses : to take unwarranted advantage of something <imposed on his good nature>
- im·pos·er noun

Synonyms of impose

Enforce, Inflict, Levy, Visit,