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enforce

verb [T] uk   /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
adjective uk   /-ˈfɔː.sə.bl̩/ us    /-fɔːr.sə.bl̩/
Legislation and law-making
enforcement
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
law enforcementLegislation and law-making
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