reimpose

verb re·im·pose \ (ˌ)rē-im-ˈpōz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reimpose

reimposed; reimposing
: to impose (something) again
  • Months would pass, and one police officer would die, before Canadian soldiers reimposed order.
  • —John Kalbfleisch
  • The state of siege, which had been briefly lifted, was reimposed
  • —Isabel Hilton
  • … [U.S.] allies have usually been reluctant to reimpose sanctions after many were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear accord.
  • —Mark Landler et al.
  • … said he will ask his country's congress to reimpose the death penalty, which has been suspended since 2006 …
  • Irish Examiner (online)
  • EU governments in the passport-free Schengen zone would be able to reimpose border controls when faced with extraordinary flows of migrants …
  • BBC News (online)
  • … residents could vote to reimpose property taxes in order to provide additional local funding.
  • —Lonnie Harp

reimposition

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌim-pə-ˈzi-shən\ noun, plural reimpositions
    • … doesn't want the forcible reimposition of a right-wing dictatorship.
    • —Christopher Hitchens

First Known Use of reimpose

1611

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