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