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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.
See also: impose, on

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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Montax imposer allows also sophisticated imposition variants, e.g.
"En raison des menaces de la Turquie d'envahir le nord de la Syrie et de deplacer ses habitants, nous appelons les forces gouvernementales syriennes a imposer leur controle sur les zones d'ou elles se sont retirees, en particulier a Minbej et a nous proteger de l'invasion turque", ont souligne les kurdes syriens dans leur appel, repris par l'agence russe.
Dans une decision sanctionnant cette reunion, le Conseil a releve que les forces d'occupation entendent imposer leur controle sur ce lieu saint en protegeant les colons lors des agressions perpetrees contre la mosquee Al Aqsa en application de son plan de destruction[beaucoup plus grand que].
Contrairement aux rebelles touaregs laics motives par la recherche incessante de l'independance du nord, les islamistes appartenant respectivement au Mujao (Mouvement pour l'unicite et le jihad en Afrique de l'Ouest) et Ansar Dine (Defenseurs de l'islam) voudraient instaurer et imposer la charia (loi islamique) sur l'ensemble du territoire.
La paralysie des negociations en ce moment prouve que le leader de la centrale syndicale a le plus grand mal a imposer sa volonte a Yacoubi et ses troupes.
En conclusion, le FFS lance un appel aux citoyens pour [beaucoup moins que] poursuivre leur effort pour rehabiliter le politique et imposer le changement par la reconstruction du consensus national et populaire [beaucoup plus grand que] R.
Khaifi accuse Ennahdha de vouloir imposer des membres bien determines parmi les 291dossiers des candidats pour cette instance.
Pourtant, la solution ne doit pas se limiter a imposer des amendes aux navires qui detruisent les coraux car ces derniers sont irremplacables.
Le directeur general Khalil Hachimi Idrissi prefere plutot un travail par quatre groupes et entend imposer a tous les journalistes sans exception le service de nuit et une entree tres matinale (6h00).
Le ministre des Transports et des Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti a declare que l'emirat riche en gaz pourra respecter les delais, meme si ses voisins du Golfe continuent a lui imposer un blocus economique.
Mais le GNA, installe a Tripoli depuis mars, peine a imposer son autorite sur la totalite du territoire et reste impuissant face aux difficultes majeures que connaissent les Libyens dans leur vie quotidienne : penurie de liquidites, hausse des prix, absence des services mais surtout insecurite.
La ministre voudrait en effet imposer l'incessibilite, pour trois annees, sur tout vehicule importe sous le regime FCR.
Il a averti que "quiconque cherche a imposer son approche par la force armee sera voue a un echec cuisant", en reference a la tendance dure du Mouvement sudiste, conduit par l'ancien president Ali Salem al-Baid, en exil au Liban, et qui reclame la secession du Sud, un Etat independant jusqu'en 1990.
L'Union Nationale de la Femme Tunisienne (UNFT) a indique, mardi, que tous ses comptes bancaires et ses voitures de fonction ont ete saisis, accusant le gouvernement de vouloir demanteler ses structures afin de lui imposer des agendas partisans.
[beaucoup moins que] Bruxelles ne pourra pas imposer sa volonte a la Hongrie [beaucoup plus grand que], a estime le dirigeant conservateur dans une allocution, soulignant vouloir [beaucoup moins que] faire comprendre a Bruxelles qu'ils ne peuvent pas ignorer la volonte de 99,2% des electeurs [beaucoup plus grand que].