imponer


imponer
v.
1 to set (moda).
2 to be imposing.
3 to impose, to enforce, to compel, to foist.
Ella impone el reglamento She imposes the rules.
4 to stipulate, to set, to determine, to lay down.
Elsa impone el plan de acción Elsa stipulates the plan of action.
5 to be imposed upon.
Se me impuso una regla estúpida A stupid rule was imposed on me.
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imponer
Conjugation model [PONER], like {{link=poner}}poner (pp impuesto,-a)
verbo transitivo
1 (ley, límite, sanción) to impose
2 (obediencia) to exact
3 (respeto) to inspire
4 FINANZAS (cantidad) to deposit
verbo intransitivo
1 (asustar) to be frightening
verbo pronominal imponerse
1 to impose one's authority (a, on)
2 (obligarse) to force oneself to
3 (prevalecer) to prevail
4 (predominar) to become fashionable
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verb
1) to impose
2) exact
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( pp impuesto)
1. VT
1) (=poner) [+ castigo, obligación] to impose; [+ tarea] to set

imponer sanciones comerciales a un país — to impose trade sanctions against o on a country

no quiero imponerte nada, solo darte un buen consejo — I don't want to force you to do anything o I don't want to impose anything on you, just to give you some good advice

el juez le impuso una pena de tres años de prisión — the judge gave him a three-year prison sentence

no le impusieron ningún castigo al portero — the goalkeeper was not penalized

2) frm (=conceder) [+ medalla] to award

a la princesa le impusieron el nombre de Mercedes — the princess was given the name Mercedes, the princess was named Mercedes

3) (=hacer prevalecer) [+ voluntad, costumbre] to impose; [+ norma] to enforce; [+ miedo] to instil; [+ condición] to lay down, impose; [+ enseñanza, uso] to make compulsory

trató de imponer su punto de vista — he tried to impose his viewpoint

su trabajo le impone un ritmo de vida muy acelerado — her work forces her to lead a very fast lifestyle

quieren imponer la enseñanza del catalán — they want to make the teaching of Catalan compulsory

han impuesto por la fuerza el velo a las mujeres — women have been forced to wear the veil

han impuesto a la fuerza la enseñanza religiosa — they have enforced religious education

imponer la moda — to set the trend

este año han impuesto la moda del acid jazz — this year acid jazz is the trend

algunos creadores japoneses imponen su moda en Occidente — some Japanese designers have successfully brought their fashions over to the West

imponer respeto — to command respect

la autoridad siempre impone respeto — authority always commands respect

tu padre me impone mucho respeto — I find your father very intimidating

imponer el ritmo — to set the pace

4) (Com, Econ) [+ dinero] to deposit; [+ impuesto] to put (a, sobre on)
levy (a, sobre on)

hemos impuesto tres millones a plazo fijo — we have deposited three million for a fixed term

han impuesto nuevas tasas sobre los servicios básicos — they have put o levied new taxes on essential services

5) (=instruir)

imponer a algn en algo — to instruct sb in sth

6) (Rel)

imponer las manos sobre algn — to lay hands on sb

7) Chile to pay (in contributions), pay (in Social Security)
2. VI
1) (=intimidar) [persona] to command respect; [edificio] to be imposing; [arma] to be intimidating

su forma de hablar en público impone — his style of public speaking commands respect

el castillo imponía un poco al entrar — the castle was rather imposing as you went in

¿no te impone dormir solo? — don't you find it rather scary sleeping on your own?

2) Chile to pay contributions, pay one's Social Security
3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (frml) <castigo/multa> to impose (frml)

imponer el toque de queda — to impose a curfew

le impusieron una pena de año de cárcel — he was sentenced to one year in prison

b) (frml) <gravamen/impuesto> to impose, levy (frml)
c) <obligación> to impose, place; <opinión> to impose; <reglas/condiciones> to impose, enforce; <tarea> to set

impusieron el uso obligatorio del cinturón de seguridad — safety belts were made compulsory

d) <respeto> to command; <temor> to inspire, instill*
e) <moda> to set
2) (frml) (+ me/te/le etc) <condecoración/medalla> to confer; <nombre> to give
3) (informar)

imponer a alguien de or en algo — to inform somebody of o about something

4) (Esp frml) <dinero/fondos> to deposit
5) (Chi) (a la seguridad social) to contribute
2.
imponer vi (infundir respeto, admiración) to be imposing

su mera presencia impone — he has an imposing presence

3.
imponerse v pron
1)
a) (refl) <horario/meta> to set oneself
b) idea to become established
c) (frml) cambio/decisión to be imperative (frml)
d) color/estilo to come into fashion
2) (hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
3) (frml) (vencer) to win

se impondrá el sentido común — common sense will prevail

imponerse a alguien/algo — to defeat o beat somebody/something

4) (frml) (informarse)

imponerse de algo — to acquaint oneself with something

5) (Méx) (acostumbrarse)

imponerse A algo — to become accustomed to something

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= be awe-inspiring, dictate, lay on, impose, enjoin, inflict, enforce, thrust on/upon, mete out.
Ex. Yet the speed of action, the intricacy of trails, the detail of mental pictures, is awe-inspiring beyond all else in nature.
Ex. Also, economy dictates that every possible entry cannot be printed.
Ex. Those are, as I said in another context, monickers that were laid on them by ignorant and, I would say, mean-minded authors for their own purposes.
Ex. Results suggest that the structure imposed on a small document collection by an automatically produced subject representation is unrelated to the structure imposed on the documents by relevance relationships.
Ex. Heightened interest in the nation's founding and in the intentions of the founders enjoins law librarians to provide reference service for research in the history of the constitutional period.
Ex. This article discusses the budget cuts inflicted on Australian libraries.
Ex. Economic necessity will enforce an improvement in the provision of patent information in Hungary.
Ex. Different responsibilities will be thrust upon librarians as their work becomes an increasingly vital complement to academic work, in particular assisting academics and students alike in creating order out of the chaos that is the Internet.
Ex. Governmental intervention has been criticized for the lenience of penalties meted out & the lack of a cohesive strategy.
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* imponer a = intrude on.
* imponer autoridad = lay down + the law.
* imponer castigo = mete out + punishment.
* imponer condena = impose + prison sentence.
* imponer exigencias a = place + demands on.
* imponer impuestos = impose + VAT.
* imponer multa = impose + penalty.
* imponer orden = impose + order, bring + order.
* imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
* imponer + Posesivo + autoridad = pull + rank.
* imponer recortes = impose + cuts.
* imponer respeto = stand in + awe.
* imponer restricciones a = impose + limits on.
* imponer sanción económica = levy + fine.
* imponer sanciones = exercise + sanctions.
* imponerse = prevail, obtrude (into), take + hold, put + Posesivo + foot down, overrule.
* imponerse a Uno mismo = self-mandate.
* imponerse disciplina = discipline + Reflexivo.
* imponer sentencia = mete out + sentence.
* imponerse una tarea = task + Reflexivo.
* imponer una carga = place + burden.
* imponer una condición = place + limitation.
* imponer una limitación = place + restraint, impose + limitation.
* imponer una limitación (sobre) = place + constraint (on/upon).
* imponer una limitación sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
* imponer una norma = place + prescription.
* imponer una restricción = place + requirement, place + restraint.
* imponer una restricción sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
* imponer una sanción = impose + sanction.
* imponer una tarea = task.
* imponer una tarea a Alguien = foist + Nombre + on + Alguien + as a duty.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (frml) <castigo/multa> to impose (frml)

imponer el toque de queda — to impose a curfew

le impusieron una pena de año de cárcel — he was sentenced to one year in prison

b) (frml) <gravamen/impuesto> to impose, levy (frml)
c) <obligación> to impose, place; <opinión> to impose; <reglas/condiciones> to impose, enforce; <tarea> to set

impusieron el uso obligatorio del cinturón de seguridad — safety belts were made compulsory

d) <respeto> to command; <temor> to inspire, instill*
e) <moda> to set
2) (frml) (+ me/te/le etc) <condecoración/medalla> to confer; <nombre> to give
3) (informar)

imponer a alguien de or en algo — to inform somebody of o about something

4) (Esp frml) <dinero/fondos> to deposit
5) (Chi) (a la seguridad social) to contribute
2.
imponer vi (infundir respeto, admiración) to be imposing

su mera presencia impone — he has an imposing presence

3.
imponerse v pron
1)
a) (refl) <horario/meta> to set oneself
b) idea to become established
c) (frml) cambio/decisión to be imperative (frml)
d) color/estilo to come into fashion
2) (hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
3) (frml) (vencer) to win

se impondrá el sentido común — common sense will prevail

imponerse a alguien/algo — to defeat o beat somebody/something

4) (frml) (informarse)

imponerse de algo — to acquaint oneself with something

5) (Méx) (acostumbrarse)

imponerse A algo — to become accustomed to something

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= be awe-inspiring, dictate, lay on, impose, enjoin, inflict, enforce, thrust on/upon, mete out.

Ex: Yet the speed of action, the intricacy of trails, the detail of mental pictures, is awe-inspiring beyond all else in nature.

Ex: Also, economy dictates that every possible entry cannot be printed.
Ex: Those are, as I said in another context, monickers that were laid on them by ignorant and, I would say, mean-minded authors for their own purposes.
Ex: Results suggest that the structure imposed on a small document collection by an automatically produced subject representation is unrelated to the structure imposed on the documents by relevance relationships.
Ex: Heightened interest in the nation's founding and in the intentions of the founders enjoins law librarians to provide reference service for research in the history of the constitutional period.
Ex: This article discusses the budget cuts inflicted on Australian libraries.
Ex: Economic necessity will enforce an improvement in the provision of patent information in Hungary.
Ex: Different responsibilities will be thrust upon librarians as their work becomes an increasingly vital complement to academic work, in particular assisting academics and students alike in creating order out of the chaos that is the Internet.
Ex: Governmental intervention has been criticized for the lenience of penalties meted out & the lack of a cohesive strategy.
* imponer a = intrude on.
* imponer autoridad = lay down + the law.
* imponer castigo = mete out + punishment.
* imponer condena = impose + prison sentence.
* imponer exigencias a = place + demands on.
* imponer impuestos = impose + VAT.
* imponer multa = impose + penalty.
* imponer orden = impose + order, bring + order.
* imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
* imponer + Posesivo + autoridad = pull + rank.
* imponer recortes = impose + cuts.
* imponer respeto = stand in + awe.
* imponer restricciones a = impose + limits on.
* imponer sanción económica = levy + fine.
* imponer sanciones = exercise + sanctions.
* imponerse = prevail, obtrude (into), take + hold, put + Posesivo + foot down, overrule.
* imponerse a Uno mismo = self-mandate.
* imponerse disciplina = discipline + Reflexivo.
* imponer sentencia = mete out + sentence.
* imponerse una tarea = task + Reflexivo.
* imponer una carga = place + burden.
* imponer una condición = place + limitation.
* imponer una limitación = place + restraint, impose + limitation.
* imponer una limitación (sobre) = place + constraint (on/upon).
* imponer una limitación sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
* imponer una norma = place + prescription.
* imponer una restricción = place + requirement, place + restraint.
* imponer una restricción sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
* imponer una sanción = impose + sanction.
* imponer una tarea = task.
* imponer una tarea a Alguien = foist + Nombre + on + Alguien + as a duty.

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imponer [E22 ]
vt
A
1 (frml); ‹castigo/pena/multa› to impose (frml)
el gobierno impuso el toque de queda the government imposed a curfew
le impusieron una pena de 20 años de cárcel he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, they imposed a 20-year prison sentence on him
2 (frml); ‹gravamen/impuesto› to impose, levy (frml)
3 ‹obligación› to impose, place; ‹opinión› to impose; ‹reglas/condiciones› to impose, enforce; ‹tarea› to set
no lo sienten como una cosa impuesta they don't see it as an imposition o as something imposed upon them
impusieron el uso obligatorio del cinturón de seguridad safety belts were made compulsory
no te estoy tratando de imponer nada, sólo te estoy advirtiendo de un posible peligro I'm not trying to tell you what to do, I'm just warning you of a possible danger
siempre tiene que imponer su punto de vista he always has to impose his point of view
4 ‹respeto› to command; ‹temor› to inspire, instill*
5 ‹moda› to set
B (frml) (+ me/te/le etc) ‹condecoración› to confer; ‹nombre› to give; ‹medalla› to confer
le impuso la máxima condecoración civil he conferred the highest civil award on o upon him
se le impuso el nombre de `calle de los Mártires' it was given the name of `street of the Martyrs'
C (informar) imponer a algn DE or EN algo to inform sb OF o ABOUT sth
D (Relig):
imponerle las manos a algn to lay one's hands upon o on sb
E (Esp frml) ‹dinero/fondos› to deposit
F (Chi) (a la seguridad social) to contribute
■ imponer
vi
(infundir respeto, admiración) to be imposing
su mera presencia impone he has an imposing presence, his mere presence is imposing
su dominio de la situación impone his command of the situation is impressive
imponerse
v pron
A
1 (refl) ‹horario› to set oneself; ‹régimen› to impose … on oneself
2 «idea» to become established
3 (frml); «cambio/decisión» to be imperative (frml)
se impone tomar una decisión hoy mismo it is imperative that a decision is o be made today
se impone la necesidad de un cambio a change is imperative, there is an urgent need for a change
4 ‹color/estilo› to come into fashion, become fashionable
este invierno se han impuesto las faldas por debajo de la rodilla skirts below the knee have become fashionable o have come into fashion this winter
B (hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
C (frml) (vencer) to win
se impuso por puntos he won on points
se impondrá el sentido común common sense will prevail
imponerse A algn/algo to defeat o beat sb/sth
se impusieron a China por siete carreras a dos they beat China by seven runs to two
D (frml) (enterarse) imponerse DE algo to acquaint oneself WITH sth
E (Méx) (acostumbrarse) imponerse A algo; to become accustomed TO sth
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imponer (conjugate imponer) verbo transitivo (frml)
a) to impose (frml);

le impusieron una pena de un año de cárcel he was sentenced to one year in prison

b)respetoto command;

temorto inspire, instill(conjugate instill)
c)modato set

imponerse verbo pronominal
1
a) (refl) ‹horario/metato set oneself

b) [idea] to become established

c) [color/estilo] to come into fashion

2 (hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
3 (frml) (vencer) to win;
se impondrá el sentido común common sense will prevail

imponer verbo transitivo
1 to impose: impuso su criterio contra el de todos, she imposed her viewpoint over that of others
2 (sobrecoger) to be impressive: la visión de la sangre le impone mucho, he can't stand the sight of blood
(suscitar respeto) to inspire respect
3 Fin to deposit
'imponer' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
sancionar
- impuse
- poner
English:
apply
- compel
- dictate
- enforce
- impose
- keep
- levy
- reimpose
- sanction
- command
- embargo
- inflict
- mete out
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imponer
vt
1. [forzar a aceptar]
imponer algo (a alguien) to impose sth (on sb);
a nadie le gusta que le impongan obligaciones no one likes to have responsibilities forced upon them;
desde el principio el campeón impuso un fuerte ritmo de carrera the champion set a healthy pace right from the start of the race;
el profesor impuso silencio en la clase the teacher silenced the class;
una política impuesta por el Banco Mundial a policy imposed by the World Bank
2. [aplicar]
imponer una multa/un castigo a alguien to impose a fine/a punishment on sb;
el juez le impuso una pena de dos años de cárcel the judge sentenced him to two years' imprisonment;
le impusieron la difícil tarea de sanear las finanzas de la empresa he was charged with the difficult task of straightening out the company's finances;
impusieron la obligatoriedad de llevar casco they made it compulsory to wear a helmet
3. [inspirar] [miedo, admiración] to inspire (a in);
imponer respeto (a alguien) to command respect (from sb)
4. [establecer] [moda] to set;
[costumbre] to introduce
5. [asignar] [nombre] to give;
[medalla, condecoración, título] to award;
a la isla se le impuso el nombre de su descubridor the island was named after the person who discovered it;
le fue impuesto el título de doctor honoris causa por la Universidad de México he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Mexico
6. [tributos, cargas fiscales] to impose (a on)
7. [en banca] to deposit
vi
to be imposing;
el edificio impone por sus grandes dimensiones the size of the building makes it very imposing;
imponía con su presencia he had an imposing presence
See also the pronominal verb imponerse
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imponer
<part impuesto>
I v/t
1 impose; impuesto impose, levy
2 miedo, respeto inspire
II v/i be imposing o
impressive
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imponer {60} vt
1) : to impose
2) : to confer
imponer vi
: to be impressive, to command respect
See also the reflexive verb imponerse
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imponer vb to impose
impone sus ideas a los demás he imposes his ideas on others
el juez le impuso la pena máxima the judge gave him the maximum sentence
imponer una multa a alguien to fine somebody

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