Synonyms of impose in English:


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1‘he imposed his ideas on the art director’


foist, force, thrust, inflict, obtrude, press, urge

informal saddle someone with, land someone with, lumber someone with

2‘new taxes will be imposed on all non-renewable forms of energy’


levy, charge, exact, apply, enforce

set, establish, fix, put, lay, institute, introduce

decree, ordain, enact, promulgate, bring into effect, bring to bear

informal clap, slap

3‘how dare you impose on me like this!’


take advantage of, abuse, exploit, take liberties with, misuse, ill-treat, treat unfairly, manipulate

bother, trouble, disturb, inconvenience, put out, put to trouble, take for granted

be a burden on, prey on

informal walk all over


    impose oneself

      ‘he struggled to impose himself on a fractious party’


      force oneself, foist oneself, thrust oneself

      intrude, break in, obtrude, interlope, trespass, impinge, butt in, barge in

      control, gain control of, take charge of


      gatecrash, crash, horn in, muscle in, call the shots, call the tune, be in the driving seat, be in the saddle, run the show, pull the strings, rule the roost