You are always imposing on their generosity.
Impose a tax.
To impose false cures on unsuspecting patients.
Social relations impose courtesy.
An example of impose is when you show up unannounced at a wedding to which you weren't invited.
An example of impose is when you make other people sit and listen to your sermons and try forcefully to get them to believe in your religion.
- 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012).Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
Congress imposed new tariffs.
I don't wish to impose upon you.
Impose a peace settlement.
Imposed a fraud on consumers.
- to take advantage of; put to some trouble or use unfairly for one's own benefit
- to cheat or defraud
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of impose
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition