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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pose /ɪmˈpoz/
 (vt.)課征,強迫,以…欺騙(vi.)利用,欺騙,施影響

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposed p. pr. & vb. n. Imposing.]
 1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
 Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose
 Within a wicker basket.   --Chapman.
 2. To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.
    What fates impose, that men must needs abide.   --Shak.
    Death is the penalty imposed.   --Milton.
    Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws.   --Waller.
 3. Eccl. To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
 4. Print. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pose, v. i. To practice tricks or deception.
 To impose on or To impose upon, (a)  to pass or put a trick on; to delude; to cheat; to defraud. “He imposes on himself, and mistakes words for things.”    (b) to place an unwelcome burden or obligation on (another person); as, she imposed on her friend to drive her daughter to school.   (c) to take unfair advantage of (a person, a friendship); as, he imposed on his friendship with The Mayor to gain business.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pose, n. A command; injunction. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 impose
      v 1: compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose
           courtesy" [syn: enforce]
      2: impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage
         on the students" [syn: inflict, bring down, visit]
      3: impose and collect; "levy a fine" [syn: levy]