I do not use fiction for imposing my political views on readers.
In fact, what makes Ratner Ratner is that he wasted absolutely no time in imposing himself on the entertainment business.
But the debate about imposing "red lines" still often elides a key point: Obama has already laid down a marker for Iran.
"that impresses by appearance or manner," 1786, from present participle of impose (v.). Related: Imposingly.
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.