1. To establish or apply by authority.
    Congress imposed new tariffs.
  2. to be an inconvenience
    I don't wish to impose upon you.
  3. to enforce: compel to behave in a certain way
    Social relations impose courtesy
  4. To practice a trick or deception.
  5. To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
  6. To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.

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