imponerse


imponerse
imponerse
verbo pronominal
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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to prevail
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VPR
1) (=obligarse) [+ horario, tarea] to set o.s.

nos hemos impuesto un horario de trabajo muy duro — we've set ourselves a very heavy work schedule

2) (=hacerse respetar) to assert one's authority, assert o.s.

sabe imponerse cuando hace falta — he knows how to assert his authority o himself when necessary

imponerse a o sobre algn — to assert one's authority over sb

el clero consiguió imponerse al Gobierno — the clergy managed to assert its authority over the government

siempre acaba imponiéndose sobre sus hermanas — he always ends up getting his own way with his sisters

3) (=prevalecer) [criterio] to prevail; [moda] to become fashionable

al final se impuso un criterio de sabiduría — wisdom prevailed in the end

se está imponiendo otra vez la ropa deportiva — sportswear is coming into fashion again

la minifalda no ha llegado a imponerse esta temporada — the mini-skirt hasn't caught on this season

4) frm (=ser necesario) [cambio] to be needed; [conclusión] to be inescapable

se impone la necesidad de una gran reforma — there is an urgent need for extensive reform

la conclusión se impone — the conclusion is inescapable

5) (Dep) (=vencer) to win

el Barcelona se impuso en el último minuto — Barcelona won (the match) in the last minute

el Valencia se impuso por tres a cero al Oviedo — Valencia defeated o beat Oviedo three nil

sprint
6) (=instruirse)

imponerse en algo — to acquaint o.s. with sth

7) Méx
* (=acostumbrarse)

imponerse a algo — to become accustomed to sth

imponerse a hacer algo — to become accustomed to doing sth

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(v.) = prevail, obtrude (into), take + hold, put + Posesivo + foot down, overrule
Ex. The emphasis on title entry came from the specialized libraries, primarily the technical libraries, that were small but had the money and the power behind them to see that their view prevails.
Ex. The librarian will provide whatever help is required without obtruding into the process.
Ex. New computer-supported systems such as PRECIS will probably take hold only in languages and countries where a subject analysis system does not already exist.
Ex. Native speakers of English use idioms such as 'put your foot down' and 'spill the beans' to label events that are not described literally by the words that make up the idioms.
Ex. President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
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(v.) = prevail, obtrude (into), take + hold, put + Posesivo + foot down, overrule

Ex: The emphasis on title entry came from the specialized libraries, primarily the technical libraries, that were small but had the money and the power behind them to see that their view prevails.

Ex: The librarian will provide whatever help is required without obtruding into the process.
Ex: New computer-supported systems such as PRECIS will probably take hold only in languages and countries where a subject analysis system does not already exist.
Ex: Native speakers of English use idioms such as 'put your foot down' and 'spill the beans' to label events that are not described literally by the words that make up the idioms.
Ex: President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.

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■imponerse verbo reflexivo
1 (prevalecer) to prevail: se impuso la sensatez, good sense prevailed
2 (ser necesario) to be necessary: se impone un cambio de política social, a programme of social change is necessary
3 (dominar) to impose: se impone a todos los demás, he dominates everybody else
4 (una carga, un deber) to take on: te impusiste una tarea hercúlea, you took on a Herculean task
'imponerse' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
imponer
English:
assert
- catch
- foot
- prevail
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vpr
1. [hacerse respetar] to command respect, to show authority;
trató de imponerse ante sus alumnos she tried to assert her authority over her pupils
2. [ponerse] [obligación, tarea] to take on;
me he impuesto una dieta muy estricta I've imposed a very strict diet on myself, I've put myself on a very strict diet;
me impuse un fuerte ritmo de trabajo I set myself a good pace for my work
3. [predominar] to prevail;
esta primavera se impondrán los colores vivos y los vestidos cortos this spring the fashion will be for bright colours and short dresses
4. [ser necesario] to be necessary;
se impone una rápida solución al problema a rapid solution to the problem must be found;
se impone tomar medidas urgentes urgent measures are necessary
5. [vencer] to win;
Francia se impuso por dos goles a uno France won by two goals to one;
se impuso al resto de los corredores she beat the other runners;
se impuso al esprint he won the sprint for the line;
al final se impuso la sensatez y dejaron de insultarse common sense finally prevailed and they stopped insulting each other
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imponerse
v/r
1 (hacerse respetar) assert o.s.
2 DEP win
3 (prevalecer) prevail
4 (ser necesario) be imperative
5
:
imponerse una tarea set o.s. a task
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vr
1) : to take on (a duty)
2) : to assert oneself
3) : to prevail
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imponerse vb
1. (hacerse obedecer) to assert yourself
no dejes que te pisen, imponte don't let them walk all over you assert yourself
2. (superar a alguien) to beat [pt. beat; pp. beaten]
el Celta se impuso al Betis por dos goles a cero Celta beat Betis by two goals to nil
3. (ganar) to win [pt. & pp. won]
el español se impuso en el último set the Spaniard won the final set
4. (hacerse popular) to become fashionable [pt. became; pp. become]
en los sesenta se impuso la minifalda the miniskirt became fashionable in the sixties

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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