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Phrasal Verbs

impose on

This page is about the phrasal verb impose on

Meaning: If you impose something on someone, you force them to accept it even if they don't want to.

For example:

  • impose sth on sb Robert hates the way some people try to impose their religious beliefs on other people.

  • impose sth on sth The government has limited freedom of information by imposing strict controls on the media.

Quick Quiz:

One of their teachers imposes her religious beliefs on her students because she wants them to

a. think for themselves

b. follow her religion

c. have open minds

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