Synonyms for impose
- lay down
- force upon
- horn in
- lay down the law
- move in on
- put foot down
- read riot act
- take advantage
Antonyms for impose
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPOSE
We will not use our friendship to impose on their sovereignty, for our own sovereignty is not for sale.
America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling.
He wanted to impose his will on me, and I would not submit to it.
It in no way wishes to impose work on women nor to make them unaccustomed to it.
And surely, said he, this is not a very severe order which we impose upon them.
Then are we to impose all our enactments on men and none of them on women?
That, Socrates, is a serious task to impose on a man of my years.
That is another part of his legend which Plato also seeks to impose upon us.
Shall these be our rules, and shall we impose a penalty for the neglect of them?
They will not be able longer to impose on him or spread snares for him.
late 14c., "to lay (a crime, etc.) to the account of," from Old French imposer "put, place; impute, charge, accuse" (c.1300), from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Sense of "to lay on as a burden" first recorded 1580s. Related: Imposed; imposing.