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Spanish translation of “impose”

impose

verb /imˈpouz/
to place (a tax, fine, task etc) on someone or something
imponer
The government have imposed a new tax on cigarettes.
to force (oneself, one’s opinions etc) on a person
imponer
The headmaster liked to impose his authority on the teachers.
(often with on) to ask someone to do something which he should not be asked to do or which he will find difficult to do
abusar de
I hope I’m not imposing (on you) by asking you to help.
imposition /impəˈziʃən/ noun
imposición
Asking for help felt like an imposition on people.
(Definition of impose from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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