verb (used with object), im·posed, im·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), im·posed, im·pos·ing.
- 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.
- impose on,
- imposing stone,
Origin of impose
Examples from the Web for reimpose
Even if the regime manages to reimpose its authority over the city, however, Aleppo is much more fractured than before.As Syrian Troops Pour Into Aleppo, Rebels Warn of Drawn-Out War|The Telegraph|July 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Clift: Some people say we should just reimpose the Glass-Steagall Act.Barney Frank on JPMorgan’s Contradictions, Mitt Romney’s Mistakes|Eleanor Clift|May 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why the reluctance to reimpose Glass-Steagall protections, which worked so well for so long?
All such acts of misplaced mercy were pronounced void, and Zoen was ordered to reimpose all such penalties without appeal.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
It always ended with a reservation of power to modify, to mitigate, to increase, and to reimpose at discretion.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I|Henry Charles Lea
Every subsequent attempt to reimpose that yoke213 was foiled.Ten Tudor Statesmen|Arthur D. Innes
Once more the normal aspect of the situation began to reimpose itself upon the two women.The Zeppelin's Passenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
When order was restored and the tribunal was re-established, there was a fruitless effort made to reimpose them.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
verb (usually foll by on or upon)
Word Origin for impose
late 14c., "to lay (a crime, etc.) to the account of," from Old French imposer "put, place; impute, charge, accuse" (c.1300), from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Sense of "to lay on as a burden" first recorded 1580s. Related: Imposed; imposing.