re·​im·​pose | \ (ˌ)rē-im-ˈpōz How to pronounce reimpose (audio) \
reimposed; reimposing

Definition of reimpose

transitive verb

: 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

Other Words from reimpose

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

First Known Use of reimpose

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Reimpose.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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