Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Impose'
- compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy" [syn: enforce]
- impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students" [syn: inflict, bring down, visit]
- impose and collect; "levy a fine" [syn: levy]
- Impose \Im*pose"\, v. i.
To practice trick or deception.
To impose on or upon, to pass or put a trick on; to
delude. ``He imposes on himself, and mistakes words for
- Impose \Im*pose"\, n.
A command; injunction. [Obs.] --Shak.
- Impose \Im*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Imposing.] [F. imposer; pref. im- in + poser to place.
See Pose, v. t.]
- To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit. Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose Within a wicker basket. --Chapman.
- 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. What fates impose, that men must needs abide. --Shak. Death is the penalty imposed. --Milton. Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws. --Waller.
- (Eccl.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
- (Print.) 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.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Impose'
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.
Retired to stud following his successful racing career, his progeny included the champion Super Impose, Imposera (1988 MRC Caulfield Cup) and Imprimatur (1986 AJC Spring Champion Stakes).[See more about Impose at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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