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enforceverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs/
to cause a law or rule to be obeyed: We need to enforce the traffic laws.
enforcement
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˈfɔrs·mənt, -ˈfoʊr-/
law enforcement
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enforceverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈfɔːs/  us   /ɪnˈfɔːrs/
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.

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enforceable
adjective uk   /ɪnˈfɔː.sə.bəl/  us   /ɪnˈfɔːr.sə.bəl/
enforcement
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈfɔːs.mənt/  us   /ɪnˈfɔːrs.mənt/

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law enforcement
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" enforce" in Business English

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enforceverb [T]

uk   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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