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im·pose

impose

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm poz
phrases:
impose on, impose upon
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part of speech: verb
inflections: imposes, imposing, imposed
definition: to set as something that needs to be followed, done, or obeyed.
The state imposed taxes on cigarettes.
 
synonyms:
establish, institute, set
antonyms:
lift
similar words:
assess, dictate, inflict, initiate, introduce, ordain, originate, prescribe, put
phrase: impose on
phrase: impose upon
derivation: imposing (adj.)
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The word impose contains the following parts:
im-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix im-1 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-1 used before roots beginning with m, p, and b, such as "mers," "port," and "bib."