Impose upon

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Definition

to impose (a decision) on/upon (someone): to force, to dictate (a decision) on/upon (someone)
verb
The king's will was imposed upon the people. They didn't agree with a lot of it, but they had no choice but to accept it.

Examples

  • "Economist Adam F Smythe explains: "Private sector companies are less inclined to hire union labor because of the restrictions it imposes upon their business models"."

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