Demand and Impose


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Demand verb – To ask for (something) earnestly or with authority.
Usage example: the losing party demanded a recount of the votes cast in the election

Impose is a synonym for demand in insist on topic. In some cases you can use "Impose" instead a verb "Demand".
Nearby Words: demanding, demanded, demandant
Synonyms for Demand


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Impose verb – To establish or apply as a charge or penalty.
Demand is a synonym for impose in set topic. Sometimes you can use "Demand" instead a verb "Impose".
Nearby Words: imposing, imposition, imposed, impost
Synonyms for Impose

Common collocations

respect demand respect impose respect
kind demand kind impose kind
control demand control impose control
authority demand authority impose authority
Other nouns: punishment, conditions, changes.

Both words in one sentence

  • However, with the exception of a few totalitarian countries, past and present, those who demand atheism by force are few, and not only does fighting "the tyranny of religion" so they can impose the tyranny of atheism not help, they are marginalized.
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