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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.

en•forc•er

(ɛnˈfɔr sər, -ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. a person or thing that enforces.
2. a member of a group, esp. a gang, charged with keeping dissident members obedient.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enforcer - one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superiorenforcer - one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
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