impose one's will

Definition of impose one's will

  1. :  to force other people to do what one wants She is always trying to impose her will on other people.

Word by Word Definitions

imposeplay
  1. :  to establish or apply by authority

    :  to establish or bring about as if by force

    :  place, set

willplay
  1. :  desire, wish

    : used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

    : used to express frequent, customary, or habitual action or natural tendency or disposition

  1. :  desire, wish: such as

    :  disposition, inclination

    :  appetite, passion

  1. :  to order or direct by a will

    :  to dispose of by or as if by a will :  bequeath

    :  to determine by an act of choice


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