Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) If you impose on someone, you ask or expect them to do something for you that is difficult or inconvenient. (verb) If you impose something on someone, you force it on them, even if they don’t want it.

Examples: (verb) I imposed on him by asking him to take me to the airport. (verb) The law imposes on all employers the requirement to provide safety training for their staff. (verb) The government has imposed travel restrictions which will make it harder to enter the country.

Synonyms: verbs: set, demand, enforce.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 B

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