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ɪmˈpoʊ zɪŋim·pos·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baronial, imposing, noble, statelyadjective

    impressive in appearance

    "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"

  2. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterialadjective

    used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

    "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"


  1. imposingadjective

    Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imposing

    of Impose

  2. Imposingadjective

    laying as a duty; enjoining

  3. Imposingadjective

    adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as, an imposing air; an imposing spectacle

  4. Imposingadjective

    deceiving; deluding; misleading

  5. Imposingnoun

    the act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4


  1. Imposing

    Imposing was a notable Australian thoroughbred racehorse. He was a chestnut son of Todman from the Arctic Explorer mare Hialeah. Some of his major race victories included the 1979 AJC Epsom Handicap, AJC George Main Stakes and the STC Hill Stakes. Retired to stud following his successful racing career, his progeny included the champion Super Impose, Imposera and Imprimatur.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imposing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imposing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of imposing in a Sentence

  1. Zheng Zeguang:

    To safeguard our national interests, China has decided to take necessary measures, including imposing sanctions against the companies involved in the arms sale.

  2. Paul George:

    More importantly than the fines, we are imposing conditions as well around methodology and training. In some ways writing a cheque is straightforward, but the actual conditions attached to the fine require clear action on the accounting firms to up their game.

  3. Sean McKessy:

    Imposing more agency discretion on its awards only suggests to whistleblowers that the SEC plans to make restrictive an already complicated and risky process.

  4. Lyndon Chao:

    More and more countries are imposing restrictions on investment, but China has been going in the opposite direction, as long as China's market remains open ... you're going to see more and more foreign investment into China. It's natural.

  5. The FBI:

    We continue to focus our efforts on imposing risk and consequences and holding the responsible cyber actors accountable, a cyber attack on one is an attack on us all.

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. restore
    • B. depend
    • C. demolish
    • D. interrupt

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