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impose sanctions

This page is about the collocation impose sanctions

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to ban or limit trade or contact with a country in order to bring about a change of government or policy

For example

  • Are you sure that imposing sanctions will make a difference?

  • The economic sanctions imposed on South Africa helped to end the apartheid regime.

Note:
Related collocations include "impose penalties", "impose restrictions", "impose constraints", etc.

Quick Quiz

Trade sanctions were imposed because the country's leader was

a. violating human rights

b. protecting human rights

c. respecting human rights

Contributor: Matt Errey