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English definition of “enforce”

enforce

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈfɔːs/
LAW to make people obey a rule or law: It is the duty of the police to enforce the law.Legislation and law-making
SITUATION to make a particular situation happen, or to make people accept it: The new teacher failed to enforce discipline.Legislation and law-makingCausing somebody to actUrging and persuading
enforcement noun [U] law enforcement
(Definition of enforce from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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