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English definition of “ enforce”

enforce

verb [T]     /ɪnˈfɔːs/ US   /-ˈfɔːrs/
LAW to make sure that people obey something such as a law or rule : Regulations do not mean anything unless they are enforced . The bar had a lawsuit filed against it for not enforcing the smoking ban .
to force somebody to do something, or to make sure that something happens : Ministers are preparing to enforce a minimum price for beer . Instead of making enforced redundancies , the company will offer employees other alternatives , such as early retirement .
(Definition of enforce verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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