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Definition of enforce:

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


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