Part of speech: verb

To execute, as laws.

Part of speech: verb

To exact or obtain by force.

Part of speech: verb

To urge forcibly; impress.

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Usage examples "enforce":

  1. It was assumed that there must be a right doctrine which the state should protect or even enforce, and a wrong doctrine which it should discourage or even forbid. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
  2. But it excited him to enforce a conversation which apparently was not desired. - "The Sign of Flame", E. Werner.
  3. Now I must go away and Gregory will have a clear field, but the probability is in favor of my coming back again, and then, if he has failed to make the most of his chance, I'll enforce my claim. - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.