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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to apply)
a. imponer
The economic sanctions that the US imposed against Cuba remain in place despite the normalization of relations.Las sanciones económicas que los Estados Unidos impusieron a Cuba siguen en vigor a pesar de la normalización de las relaciones.
2. (legal)
a. imponer
The judge said that in this case he had no alternative but to impose a custodial sentence.El juez dijo que en este caso no le quedaba otra alternativa que imponer una pena de prisión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to take advantage)
a. molestar
I didn't want to impose on them, but there was no-one else I could ask for help.No quería molestarlos, pero no había nadie más a quien pedir ayuda.
b. abusar
I must be going. I've imposed on your hospitality long enough.Debo irme. Ya abusé bastante de tu hospitalidad.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (silence, one's will, restrictions)
a. imponer
to impose a tax on somethinggravar algo con un impuesto
to impose a fine on somebodyponer or imponer a alguien una multa
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impose [ɪmˈpəʊz]
transitive verb
[+condition, fine, tax] imponer;on a; (Jur) [+sentence] imponer
troops were brought in to impose order se movilizaron tropas para imponer el orden; he tries to impose his views on everyone else intenta imponer sus puntos de vista a los demás; to impose o.s. on sb abusar de la amabilidad de algn; I couldn't possibly impose myself on you for dinner estaría abusando de su amabilidad si me quedara a cenar
intransitive verb
to impose (up)on (take advantage of) [+kindness, hospitality] abusar de; I don't wish to impose (upon you) no quiero abusar; no quiero molestar(le)
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