[ im-pohzd ]
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  1. laid on by someone, especially an authority, as something to be endured, obeyed, paid, etc.:Offenders receive swiftly imposed but meaningful community service assignments, which the court monitors daily for compliance.

  2. thrust or forced upon someone else, as one’s tastes, ideas, company, etc.:I pray for my children to grow confidently into who they have been created to be, free from the pressure of imposed reputation and expectation.

  1. created or established forcibly or artificially rather than developing naturally:All living systems organize and reorganize themselves into adaptive patterns and structures without any externally imposed plan or direction.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of impose.

Origin of imposed


Other words from imposed

  • sub·im·posed, adjective
  • un·im·posed, adjective
  • well-im·posed, adjective

Words Nearby imposed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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