Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb impose

3 senses of impose

Sense 1
enforce, impose -- (compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 2
inflict, bring down, visit, impose -- (impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 3
levy, impose -- (impose and collect; "levy a fine")
       => charge, bill -- (demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights")

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