Impose and Require


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Impose verb – To establish or apply as a charge or penalty.
Require is a synonym for impose in cost topic. In some cases you can use "Require" instead a verb "Impose", when it comes to topics like demand, set.
Nearby Words: imposing, imposition, imposed, impost
Synonyms for Impose


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Require verb – To have as a requirement.
Impose is a synonym for require in cost topic. You can use "Impose" instead a verb "Require".
Synonyms for Require

Common collocations

kind impose kind require kind
conditions impose conditions require conditions

Both words in one sentence

  • Good Is Not Nice Paradoxically these Religions also impose social strictures that require you to put a value on personal dignity in social engagements, (particularly relevant to western civilization would be chivalry), so sometimes it is hard to decide where one should stop being nice in order to do good.
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