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impose

verb  us   /ɪmˈpoʊz/

impose verb (MAKE RULES)

[T] to establish something as a rule to be obeyed, or to force the acceptance of something: Settlers often imposed their culture on the peoples of the countries they conquered.

impose verb (INCONVENIENCE)

[I] to cause inconvenience to someone or to try to spend time with them when do not want you to: She’s always imposing on people for favors. I hope I’m not imposing by staying another night.
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