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Definition of Enforce

Enforce

  1. To put force upon; to force; to constrain; to compel; as, to enforce obedience to commands.
  2. To make or gain by force; to obtain by force; as, to enforce a passage.
  3. To put in motion or action by violence; to drive.
  4. To give force to; to strengthen; to invigorate; to urge with energy; as, to enforce arguments or requests.
  5. To put in force; to cause to take effect; to give effect to; to execute with vigor; as, to enforce the laws.
  6. To urge; to ply hard; to lay much stress upon.
  7. To attempt by force.
  8. To prove; to evince.
  9. To strengthen; to grow strong.
  10. Force; strength; power.

Enforce Quotations

You must make women count as much as men; you must have an equal standard of morals; and the only way to enforce that is through giving women political power so that you can get that equal moral standard registered in the laws of the country. It is the only way.
Emmeline Pankhurst

You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby.
Michael Steele

President Ronald Reagan used to speak of the Soviet constitution, and he noted that it purported to grant wonderful rights of all sorts to people. But those rights were empty promises, because that system did not have an independent judiciary to uphold the rule of law and enforce those rights.
John Roberts

One of my mottos not only just in skating but in life in general and I try to enforce it as well, is like no regrets and just like going for it.
Kristi Yamaguchi

There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
Hubert H. Humphrey
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Enforce Translations

enforce in German is erzwingen
enforce in Italian is estorsi
enforce in Spanish is dar fuerza, obligar
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