As long as they are not being treated fairly by the state, it should not be imposed upon them.
For any disobedience a fine of one dollar shall be imposed upon the offender.
The task now imposed upon him was a most distasteful and unwelcome one.
A little later he imposed upon the first scholars of Italy by two odes in the manner of Anacreon.
I warn you, then, that I have imposed upon you a difficult, a dangerous task.
It was a terrible job;—perhaps the most difficult of all the difficult tasks which her adverse fate had imposed upon her.
You have imposed upon a nature which you knew to be confiding and unsuspicious.
Philip was very indignant at these proceedings, and at once imposed upon them a fine of twenty talents.
They stammered and entreated, at their wit's end when a fine was imposed upon them.
He was full of original thoughts, and yet liable to be imposed upon by the most obvious fallacies.
late 14c., "to lay (a crime, etc.) to the account of," from Old French imposer "put, place; impute, charge, accuse" (c.1300), from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Sense of "to lay on as a burden" first recorded 1580s. Related: Imposed; imposing.