impose impose  /ɪm ˈpoʊz/


  1. (v) compel to behave in a certain way
  2. (v) impose something unpleasant
  3. (v) impose and collect



  1. We tend to think of great architects as people who impose their vision on the world.
  2. The reason is Sunstein's support for cost-benefit analysis, the practice of examining regulations to ensure that their benefit to society outweighs whatever costs they impose.
  3. If Romney's church doctrines require efforts to impose these restrictions on others, Romney has a Cuomo problem: he cannot be a good Mormon and a good President.


  1. Santa Fe eyes ammo restrictions proposal

    Santa Fe city councilors are set to consider a proposal that would impose strict regulations on the number of bullets in gun magazines allowed in the city limits. Read more at
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KOB 4 Albuquerque

  2. Burk off hook on water reduction

    The city of Wichita Falls will not impose a mid-June deadline on Burkburnett water usage.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News

  3. Monster Slumps on Possible AMA Ban Endorsement

    Shares of Monster Beverage slumped recently on news that the American Medical Association may impose a ban on marketing of energy drinks..
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Leahy and Sessions both said they hoped Kagan would answer questions candidly, although the chairman also cautioned, "No senator should seek to impose an ideological litmus test to secure promises of specific outcomes in cases coming before the...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: The Associated Press

  2. During one portion of the session Obama stated, "We do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation, but we also don't believe that the principles we stand for are unique to our nation."
    on Nov 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: TransWorldNews (press release)

  3. "We played as we wanted to," he said. "Now it is a final against Holland, a great team playing great football with great players in midfield and up front. We will have to impose our personality and football on them."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Xavi Hernandez Source: The Press Association

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