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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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