verb (used with object), imposed, imposing.
to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.:
to impose taxes.
to put or set by or as if by authority:
to impose one’s personal preference on others.
to obtrude or thrust (oneself, one’s company, etc.) upon others.
to pass or palm off fraudulently or deceptively:
He imposed his pretentious books on the public.
Printing. to lay (type pages, plates, etc.) in proper order on an imposing stone or the like and secure in a chase for printing.
to lay on or inflict, as a penalty.
Archaic. to put or place on something, or in a particular place.
Obsolete. to lay on (the hands) ceremonially, as in confirmation or ordination.
verb (used without object), imposed, imposing.
to make an impression on the mind; impose one’s or its authority or influence.
to obtrude oneself or one’s requirements, as upon others:
Are you sure my request doesn’t impose?
to presume, as upon patience or good nature.
to thrust oneself offensively upon others; intrude.
to take unfair advantage of; misuse (influence, friendship, etc.).
to defraud; cheat; deceive:
A study recently showed the shocking number of confidence men that impose on the public.
to establish previously imposed laws, controls, etc, again
verb usually foll by on or upon
(transitive) to establish as something to be obeyed or complied with; enforce: to impose a tax on the people
to force (oneself, one’s presence, etc) on another or others; obtrude
(intransitive) to take advantage, as of a person or quality: to impose on someone’s kindness
(transitive) (printing) to arrange pages so that after printing and folding the pages will be in the correct order
(transitive) to pass off deceptively; foist: to impose a hoax on someone
(transitive) (of a bishop or priest) to lay (the hands) on the head of a candidate for certain sacraments
[ree-im-presh-uh n] /ˌri ɪmˈprɛʃ ən/ noun 1. a second or repeated impression. 2. a reprinting or a reprint. reimpression /ˌriːɪmˈprɛʃən/ noun 1. a reprinting of a book without editorial changes or additions
verb (used with object) 1. to confine in or as if in a prison. verb 1. (transitive) to confine in or as if in prison
noun 1. a city in NE France: cathedral; unconditional surrender of Germany May 7, 1945. noun 1. a city in NE France: scene of the coronation of most French monarchs. Pop: 187 206 (1999)
noun 1. Often, reins. a leather strap, fastened to each end of the bit of a bridle, by which the rider or driver controls a horse or other animal by pulling so as to exert pressure on the bit. 2. any of certain other straps or thongs forming part of a harness, as a checkrein. […]