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impose

verb (FORCE)    /ɪmˈpəʊz/ US  /-ˈpoʊz/
C1 [T] to officially force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received: Very high taxes have recently been imposed on cigarettes. Judges are imposing increasingly heavy fines for minor driving offences. The council has imposed a ban on alcohol in the city parks.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading C1 [T] to force someone to accept something, especially a belief or way of living: I don't want them to impose their religious beliefs on my children. We must impose some kind of order on the way this office is run.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of impose verb (FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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