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en·force

 (ĕn-fôrs′)
tr.v. en·forced, en·forc·ing, en·forc·es
1. To compel observance of or obedience to: enforce a law.
2. To impose (a kind of behavior, for example): enforce military discipline.
3. To give force to; reinforce: "enforces its plea with a description of the pains of hell" (Albert C. Baugh).

[Middle English enforcen, from Old French enforcier, to exert force, compel, and from enforcir, to strengthen : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + force, strength; see force.]

en·force′a·bil′i·ty n.
en·force′a·ble adj.
en·force′ment n.
en·forc′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enforcement - the act of enforcingenforcement - the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
coercion - the act of compelling by force of authority
carrying out, implementation, execution - the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
imposition, infliction - the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
law enforcement - ensuring obedience to the laws

enforcement

noun
2. imposition, requirement, obligation, insistence, exaction the stricter enforcement of speed limits for vehicles
Translations
إلْزام، فَرْض
håndhævelse
kikényszerítés
framfylgd laga, fullnusta dóms; òvingun

enforcement

[ɪnˈfɔːsmənt] N [of law] → aplicación f; [of sentence] → ejecución f
law enforcement agencyorganismo m de seguridad del Estado

enforcement

[ɪnˈfɔːrsmənt] n [law, rule] → application f
see also law enforcement

enforcement

n (of law, policy, ruling)Durchführung f; (of obedience)Erzwingung f

enforcement

[ɪnˈfɔːsmənt] n (of discipline) → imposizione f

enforce

(inˈfoːs) verb
to cause (a law, a command, one's own will etc) to be carried out. There is a law against dropping litter but it is rarely enforced.
enˈforcement noun
References in classic literature ?
And when the clamor of the public led to an investigation into these conditions, and the mayor of the city was forced to order the enforcement of the law, the packers got a judge to issue an injunction forbidding him to do it!
Elinor, for her sister's sake, could not press the subject farther, and she hoped it was not required of her for Willoughby's; since, though Marianne might lose much, he could gain very little by the enforcement of the real truth.
And might it not be well at the same time to provide by law for the enforcement of that clause in the Constitution which guarantees that "the citizen of each State shall be entitled to all privileged and immunities of citizens in the several States?
Thus the legislatures, courts, and magistrates, of the respective members, will be incorporated into the operations of the national government AS FAR AS ITS JUST AND CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY EXTENDS; and will be rendered auxiliary to the enforcement of its laws.
The Communists fight for the attainment of the immediate aims, for the enforcement of the momentary interests of the working class; but in the movement of the present, they also represent and take care of the future of that movement.
That initial stage of the dispute which consisted in the narration of the case and the enforcement of Mr.
One question remained during these years of inquiry into law enforcement safety.
About six weeks ago, a laboratory, still in operation when law enforcement swooped in, was seized in Lamont, a Kern County community.
The 50-year-old officer, with more than 21 years of law enforcement experience, arrived at the individual's house with another officer and a sergeant.
Palmdale will spend about $58,000 through the remainder of this fiscal year, which ends in June, to bring in the additional code enforcement staffer.
The transformation of the former Soviet bloc, the difficulties of environmental lawmaking and law enforcement, and the rise of organized crime in many former communist economies have also contributed to the problem.
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