Definition of impose :
1. A command; injunction.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
5. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
6. To practice trick or deception.
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- Sir Timothy did not impose on those who looked at him as do these men. - "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
- He has no right, therefore, to neglect business affairs and to permit others to impose upon him and to steal from him and from those dependent upon him the proper reward for his labor. - "Analyzing Character", Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb.
- The elder man dropped his hand, that had been raised to impose silence, and lifted his eyes from the ground. - "The Story of Old Fort Loudon", Charles Egbert Craddock.