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")

Antonyms of adj imposing

2 senses of imposing

Sense 1
baronial, imposing, noble, stately -- (impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns")

INDIRECT (VIA impressive) -> unimpressive -- (not capable of impressing)

Sense 2
distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial -- (used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty")

INDIRECT (VIA dignified) -> undignified -- (lacking dignity)

Similarity of adj imposing

2 senses of imposing

Sense 1
baronial, imposing, noble, stately -- (impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns")
       => impressive (vs. unimpressive) -- (making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony")

Sense 2
distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial -- (used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty")
       => dignified (vs. undignified) -- (having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman")

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