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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.]
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imposed by force, despite efforts to prevent it
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|Adj.||1.||enforced - forced or compelled or put in force; "a life of enforced inactivity"; "enforced obedience"|
unenforced - not enforced; not compelled especially by legal or police action; "too many unenforced laws can breed contempt for law"
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adjective imposed, required, necessary, compelled, dictated, prescribed, compulsory, mandatory, constrained, ordained, obligatory, unavoidable, involuntary the announcement of an enforced air embargo on Iraq
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enforced[ɪnˈfɔːrst] adj [absence] → forcé(e); [departure, retirement] → forcé(e); [idleness] → forcé(e); [silence] → forcé(e)
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enforced[ɪnˈfɔːst] adj → imposto/a, forzato/a
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