impose verb

ADV. effectively The terms of the contract were effectively imposed rather than agreed. | simply New technology cannot be used successfully if it is simply imposed on an unwilling workforce. | centrally a centrally imposed school curriculum | externally the pressure of having to meet externally imposed targets | artificially Motivation to learn must come from the child; it cannot be artificially imposed.

VERB + IMPOSE seek to, strive to, try to

PREP. on/upon The government has imposed a ban on the sale of handguns.