Definition of 'impose'
Video: pronunciation of 'impose'
Example sentences containing 'impose'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The union has also imposed a ban on overtime. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Scottish football chiefs imposed the banning system in 2011 and claim it has helped dramatically reduce diving and other dark arts. The Sun (2017)We still have people trying to impose their'better ideas' on us. The Sun (2016)The clashes have taken place intermittently since Friday, when the government imposed a ban on rallies in the city. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The first is to wonder why, if the government knows that it wants to impose a ban, does it not get on with it? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The major retail funds will be forced to impose limits on redemptions in the near future. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There would be practical difficulties in imposing another new tax. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You influence other people rather than imposing your will on them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But they cannot be imposed by force. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They will be discouraged from imposing penalties if people rent out drives for parking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Such are the impossible choices that war imposes on terrified people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lenders could be forced to impose strict limits on how much debt they allow homebuyers to take on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)More than 40 countries imposed export bans. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So it's not my right to impose that on another group of students. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Another is to impose two higher council tax bands for homes worth 1million. The Sun (2012)The food giant says it will destroy 32million of its popular instant noodles after a ban was imposed. The Sun (2015) Many companies impose similar penalties. The Sun (2007)Visa bans would be imposed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Before this change morals were underpinned by religion and externally imposed, and people were connected to and answerable to family and friends. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I'm afraid we sometimes offended or confused people when we imposed our tastes on them. Christianity Today (2000)Energy companies are set to impose another round of punishing price increases on consumers, despite a steep slide in the wholesale price of gas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Would it not make more sense to remove the subsidy, and save the taxpayer money, rather than impose yet another tax? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would be more likely that a fine would be imposed rather than another touchline ban for next week's return game against Udinese. The Sun (2011)The Government may also be forced to impose higher taxes or deeper cuts to protected departments such as the NHS. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A temporary export ban was imposed to allow time for a British buyer to match the price, but the attempt failed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'impose'
Very Common. impose is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'impose'
British English: impose VERB
If you impose something on people, you use your authority to force them to accept it.
Fines will be imposed on airlines that bring in passengers without proper papers.
Definition of impose from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.