What does the word impose mean?

Usage examples for impose

  1. If England meant to impose taxes by parliamentary vote for military purposes, instead of calling upon the colonists to furnish money and men, it meant a deadly blow to the importance of the assemblies. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  2. But he's a clever man, and after the first fifteen minutes we no longer tried to impose upon each other. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  3. She is recognized everywhere for what she is; and yet her presence never seems to impose a restraint or suggest a caution. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever