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English definition of “enforce”

enforce

verb [T]     /ɪnˈfɔːs/ US  /-ˈfɔːrs/
C1 to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted: It isn't always easy for the police to enforce speed limits. The new teacher had failed to enforce any sort of discipline.Legislation and law-makingObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour enforceable     /-ˈfɔː.sə.bl̩/ US  /-fɔːr.sə.bl̩/ adjective Legislation and law-making enforcement     /-mənt/ noun [U] law enforcementLegislation and law-making
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