What does the word enforce mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Charles Eliot
  2. But it excited him to enforce a conversation which apparently was not desired. – The Sign of Flame by 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 by Harold Bindloss
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