impose one's will

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of impose one's will

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

Word by Word Definitions

impose play
  1. : to establish or apply by authority

  2. : to establish or bring about as if by force

  3. : place, set

will play
  1. used to express futurity

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

  3. used to express a command, exhortation, or injunction

  1. : a legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death

  2. : desire, wish: such as

  3. : disposition, inclination

  1. : to cause or change by an act of will

  2. : intend, purpose

  3. : decree, ordain


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