To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
- To establish or apply as compulsory; levy: impose a tax.
- To apply or make prevail by or as if by authority: impose a peace settlement. See Synonyms at dictate.
- To obtrude or force (oneself, for example) on another or others.
- Printing To arrange (type or plates) on an imposing stone.
- To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off: imposed a fraud on consumers.
- To take unfair advantage: You are always imposing on their generosity.