Definition of 'enforce'
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Vice squads patrol the streets enforcing the law. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No failure to enforce the laws of the game contributed to his death. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The difference in Thailand is the way that respect for the king is enforced officially by law, and unofficially by violence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need action now to enforce the law. The Sun (2013)At present government does not enforce these central disciplines effectively. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Smoking police known as compliance officers are empowered to visit any public building to enforce obedience. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They urged health trusts to enforce the smoking ban and help staff kick the habit. The Sun (2008)We should not need laws to enforce that knowledge. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Police forces have now begun enforcing this in some areas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The real test will come when we see how the ban is enforced. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There has to be the will by police to enforce the law. The Sun (2008)The ban will be enforced by beach lifeguards. The Sun (2013)The police have difficulty in keeping up with the hunt to enforce the law. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Presumably this is because they are too busy not enforcing the ban on fox hunting. The Sun (2015)Officials say they must now enforce the law. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I'VE been enforcing a ban on smoking in my car for years. The Sun (2011)Government that enforces obedience to regulation in this world of ours is a necessity but also a tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said that legal requirements for trusts to provide quality care would now be enforced with tougher regulations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Minutes from the meeting conclude that the scheme will only work properly if it is enforced across all government departments. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The trouble is that each new tax and each new allowance has to be administered and enforced by a government department. The Sun (2010)No government makes or enforces them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As is often the way, his legend grew in his enforced absence. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Now he enforces his old-school style justice on a population that nobody knows the size of. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They write that the law should be more rigorously enforced by the Government and by internet providers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Russian laws came into effect this week and the police are now enforcing them rather than Ukrainian ones. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Besides, the only way to enforce obedience was to send out more British troops. Red Coats and Rebels - the war for America 1770-1781 (1990)A lot happened on the British women's football scene in her enforced absence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'enforce'
British English: enforce VERB
If people in authority enforce a law or a rule, they make sure that it is obeyed, usually by punishing people who do not obey it.
The demonstrators were chased by police enforcing a ban on the rally.
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