Associations to the word «Enforce»


ENFORCE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To strengthen (a castle, town etc.) with extra troops, fortifications etc. [14th-18thc.]
ENFORCE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To intensify, make stronger, add force to. [14th-18thc.]
ENFORCE, verb. (obsolete) (reflexive) To exert oneself, to try hard. [14th-17thc.]
ENFORCE, verb. To give strength or force to; to affirm, to emphasize. [from 15thc.]
ENFORCE, verb. (archaic) To compel, oblige (someone or something); to force. [from 16thc.]
ENFORCE, verb. To keep up, impose or bring into effect something, not necessarily by force. [from 17thc.]
ENFORCE, verb. (obsolete) To make or gain by force; to force.
ENFORCE, verb. (obsolete) To put in motion or action by violence; to drive.
ENFORCE, verb. (obsolete) To give force to; to strengthen; to invigorate; to urge with energy.
ENFORCE, verb. (obsolete) To urge; to ply hard; to lay much stress upon.
ENFORCE, verb. To prove; to evince.

Dictionary definition

ENFORCE, verb. Ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";.
ENFORCE, verb. Compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche