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ENFORCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enforce mean? 

ENFORCE (verb)
  The verb ENFORCE has 2 senses:

1. ensure observance of laws and rules
2. compel to behave in a certain way

  Familiarity information: ENFORCE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENFORCE (verb)


Sense 1enforce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ensure observance of laws and rules

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

enforce; implement; apply

Context example:

Apply the rules to everyone

Hypernyms (to "enforce" is one way to...):

compel; obligate; oblige (force or compel somebody to do something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "enforce"):

execute; run (carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine)

execute (carry out the legalities of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

exempt (grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to)


Sense 2enforce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compel to behave in a certain way

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

impose; enforce

Context example:

Social relations impose courtesy

Hypernyms (to "enforce" is one way to...):

compel; obligate; oblige (force or compel somebody to do something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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