English - French

French translation of 'imposition'

Word Frequency


[ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən ]
1.  [of tax, ban, sanction] imposition f
the imposition of a wages freeze l’imposition d’un gel des salaires
2.  (unreasonable demand)
I know this is an imposition, but ... Je sais que vous allez penser que j’abuse, mais, ...
It really did seem an imposition to ask him to go miles out of his way. C’était vraiment abuser que de lui demander de faire cet énorme détour.

See related content

Easy Learning Grammar: French
Easy Learning Grammar: French
Language Learner's Blog: French
Language Learner's Blog: French
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
The Paul Noble Method
The Paul Noble Method

Example Sentences Including 'imposition'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It was banned following the imposition of martial law in 1981 but continued its activities underground.
Thackrah, J. R. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)
Normally that should be emphasised by the imposition of consecutive sentences.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The brothers have close connections to Britain and are said to have transferred assets to family members after the imposition of sanctions.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The preferred policy has, so far, been the imposition of sanctions.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Trends of 'imposition'

In Common Usage. imposition is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:


Translation of imposition from the Collins English to French
Ça va ? Asking after others
If you’re catching up with a French-speaking friend, old or new, you’ll probably want to ask them how they are, and vice versa. Here are a few suggestions to try!
Read more
Understanding French verb tenses
In this short article, we explain and provide some examples of the most common French verb tenses you'll come across.
Read more
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Unlock French with the Paul Noble method
The Paul Noble Method: no books, no rote memorization, no chance of failure. Start with the Complete French Beginner's course, then follow up with French Next Steps.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access