Synonyms of impose in English:

impose


See definition of impose

verb

1‘he imposed his ideas on the art director’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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!’

SYNONYMS

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


Phrases

    impose oneself

      ‘he struggled to impose himself on a fractious party’

      SYNONYMS

      force oneself, foist oneself, thrust oneself

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

      control, gain control of, take charge of

      informal

      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

      impose