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English definition of “impose”

impose

verb [I] (EXPECT)    /ɪmˈpəʊz/ US  /-ˈpoʊz/
to expect someone to do something for you or spend time with you when they do not want to or when it is not convenient for them: Are you sure it's all right for me to come tonight ? I don't want to impose. She's always imposing on people - asking favours and getting everyone to do things for her.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of impose verb (EXPECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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