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be put upon

To be overburdened or over strained; to be imposed on, taken advantage of, or neglected. Voters from the region say they are being put upon because their beliefs don't line up with the majority of the country. Voters from the region say they are being put upon because their beliefs don't line up with the majority of the country.
See also: put, upon

impose on (someone or something)

1. To be overly demanding of someone. Often used of guests. I hope we're not imposing on you—I really thought Walter had confirmed with you that we could stay for two weeks.
2. To subject someone to something (which is usually stated between "impose" and "on"), especially when it is unwelcome or unsolicited. My parents keep trying to impose their religious views on me, but I just connect to a different religion more.
3. To force someone to accept a law or similar legislature (which is usually stated between "impose" and "on"). If the government tries to impose that ridiculous law on us, they better be ready for a fight. Do you think the mayor will really be able to impose a tax on soda?
See also: impose, on

impose something (up)on someone

to force something on someone. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Don't try to impose your ideas upon me! The colonists tried to impose their values on the indigenous peoples.
See also: impose, on

impose (up)on someone

to be a bother to someone; to make a request of something to someone. (Often refers to being an overnight guest or having a meal at someone's house. Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I don't mean to impose upon you, but could you put me up for the night? Don't worry, I won't let you impose on me.
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impose on

1. Force something on someone; also, levy a tax or duty. For example, Don't try to impose your ideas on me, or The British crown imposed a tariff on tea. [Late 1500s]
2. Force oneself on others; take unfair advantage of. For example, Am I imposing on you if I stay overnight? or He's always imposing on us, dropping in unexpectedly with numerous friends. [Early 1600s]
See also: impose, on

impose on

or impose upon
v.
1. To make something prevail over someone or something by authority: The government imposes a tax on cigarettes. The tribunal imposed a sentence upon the defendant.
2. To force something, such as a set of rules or opinions, on someone: Don't impose your views on me.
3. To be an inconvenience to someone by requesting unreasonable favors: Our guests imposed on us by staying for three weeks.
See also: impose, on
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CHIPS has imposed Rs 11,63,900 fine by issuing 3,756 violation tickets and Nakatats has imposed Rs 46,11,400 fine on various road users by issuing 16,805 tickets.
Two specific penalties are imposed by RA 7659 for the above mentioned offenses.
The statement seems to be a response to rumours, often accompanied with a picture of what appears to be a fake notification, circulating on social media claiming that the body has imposed withholding taxes to the tune of tens of thousands of rupees on motorcycles and autorickshaws.
The judgment notes that the case of Iqbal Zafar Jhagra does not constitute a precedent in respect of a challenge to a tax imposed by the legislature.
The ban has been imposed for a period of two months and violators would be prosecuted under section 188 of Pakistan Panel Code.
'Why the former finance minister didn't complain when GST was imposed on all food items?
Heeding the request, the section 144 was imposed,' an order issued by the DC office said.
In the Philippines a 2-percent premium tax, instead of a value-added tax (VAT), is imposed on total (gross) premiums collected from every person, company or corporation doing life-insurance business.
About 16 percent of the 9,000 legislative proposals reviewed since UMRA took effect have included private-sector mandates, and about 4 percent of the proposals included private-sector mandates that could have imposed more than $150 million in annual costs, the CBO analysts said.
Lester offers an explanation of the conception of liberty expressed in this compatibility thesis as absence of imposed cost.
The US Congress imposed tough new energy and financial sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
1 : to establish or apply as a charge or penalty <The judge imposed a fine.>
"No bankruptcy court has recognized any exception under the statutes until today." He said the unions will continue to negotiate in hopes of forestalling imposed work rules and wages scheduled for later this week.
Having spent formative postgraduate years in Australia, where he met and was taught by both Glenn Murcott and Richard Leplastrier, Taylor wanted to create his own place of prospect and refuge; a place that would establish an imposed change of pace to his potentially hectic life, teaching and co-running a growing practice in Bath.
In addition, a new 20% underpayment penalty is imposed on taxpayers who substantially understate their tax liability, or who underpay their taxes due to negligence or disregard of Massachusetts law.