Definition of force something on/upon in US English:

force something on/upon

phrasal verb

  • Impose or press something on (a person or organization)

    ‘economic cutbacks were forced on the government’
    • ‘What I do think is that we should not have the federal government in a position where it is forcing its views on one side or the other.’
    • ‘We don't want their euro because it's not working in the countries it has been forced upon and it won't work here.’
    • ‘Plus I had reached a point in my life where I realized that sometimes it is just better to surrender to what is actually happening as opposed to forcing your agenda on the situation.’
    • ‘The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa, which has discussed the issue at its board meeting, said although they agreed with the community service idea in principle, the department was forcing its proposal on them.’
    • ‘I assumed it was to stop a fascist, racist dictator from forcing his views on the people of Britain.’
    • ‘I did what I did all the way through, not from what you read in the papers, not from what you imagine about politics or religion or forcing my beliefs on somebody else.’
    • ‘After all, laws against breach of contract, theft, rape, murder, and the like also involve the defenders of those laws forcing their opinions on the rest of us.’
    • ‘Most parents commit the ‘blunder’ of forcing their choice on their wards.’
    • ‘But that right does not extend to forcing their views upon others and they should respect the hard-fought freedoms we have in this country.’
    • ‘Of course, there is a great deal to be said for not forcing your beliefs on your children, but not if that leaves a moral vacuum.’
    • ‘I myself do believe in the Ten Commandments, but don't believe in forcing my beliefs on those who don't.’
    • ‘The first time I kept getting up on stage and forcing my opinion on the actors.’
    • ‘They are extremely hostile to anything conservative - and very enthusiastic about forcing their cause on others’
    • ‘Furthermore, a referendum is nothing more than the majority forcing its view on the minority.’
    • ‘No-one is forcing their decision on me and that's what freedom of choice in the market place of ideas is all about in the end.’
    • ‘I usually end up forcing my company upon others.’
    • ‘I think that forcing our own notion of government into power and forcing our beliefs on these people is not what should happen.’
    • ‘At least this way I wont be forcing my company upon others.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, he distracts from the real issues that should be debated by forcing his opinion on us as well.’
    • ‘Western societies are guilty of overlooking their own discriminatory practices, while forcing their customs upon immigrants.’