verb (used with object), im·posed, im·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), im·posed, im·pos·ing.
- to thrust oneself offensively upon others; intrude.
- to take unfair advantage of; misuse (influence, friendship, etc.).
- to defraud; cheat; deceive: A study recently showed the shocking number of confidence men that impose on the public.
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He has opposed mask mandates and social distancing measures, and sought to reopen the economy almost as soon as regional restrictions were imposed in March.50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained|Christina Animashaun|November 9, 2020|Vox
China later imposed sweeping reforms on China’s mobile gaming industry that included content and playing time restrictions.China’s markets welcome homegrown tech—but Ant’s suspended IPO is a reminder of the risks|Grady McGregor|November 7, 2020|Fortune
CPRA expands consumer rights and imposes new requirements on businesses.California’s ‘CCPA 2.0’ passed: Here’s what changes|Greg Sterling|November 3, 2020|Search Engine Land
Although the USPS said that inspectors will be in the facilities in question “throughout the evening,” there’s a chance that those unprocessed ballots will miss some deadlines imposed by certain states, reporter John Kruzel of The Hill noted.USPS update: The latest on how absentee ballots are being counted in swing states|Aric Jenkins|November 3, 2020|Fortune
China’s government may have already built the world’s largest mass surveillance system, but its citizens appear ready to impose some limits.The world’s largest surveillance system is growing—and so is the backlash|Grady McGregor|November 3, 2020|Fortune