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Synonyms for enforce
ɛnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enforce, implement, apply(verb)

    ensure observance of laws and rules

    "Apply the rules to everyone";

    Synonyms:
    lend oneself, follow out, carry out, follow through, implement, employ, give, go through, hold, utilise, put on, follow up, use, impose, practice, put through, utilize, go for, apply

    Antonyms:
    free, relieve, exempt

  2. enforce, impose(verb)

    compel to behave in a certain way

    "Social relations impose courtesy"

    Synonyms:
    implement, bring down, visit, levy, impose, inflict, apply

    Antonyms:
    free, relieve, exempt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enforce

    To execute is to follow through to the end, put into absolute and final effect in action; to administer is to conduct as one holding a trust, as a minister and not an originator; the sheriff executes a writ; the trustee administers an estate, a charity, etc.; to enforce is to put into effect by force, actual or potential. To administer the laws is the province of a court of justice; to execute the laws is the province of a sheriff, marshal, constable, or other executive officer; to administer the law is to declare or apply it; to execute the law is to put it in force; for this enforce is the more general word, execute the more specific. From signifying to superintend officially some application or infliction, administer passes by a natural transition to signify inflict, mete out, dispense, and blows, medicine, etc., are said to be administered: a usage thoroughly established and reputable in spite of pedantic objections. Enforce signifies also to present and urge home by intellectual and moral force; as, to enforce a precept or a duty. Compare DO; KILL; MAKE.

    Synonyms:
    administer, carry out, do, execute, perform

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enforce

    Synonyms:
    urge, compel, require, exact, exert, strain

    Antonyms:
    relax, waive, forego, remit, abandon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enforce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    give force to, urge with energy, set forth strongly, impress on the mind

  2. enforce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put in execution, put in force

  3. enforce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    constrain, compel, oblige, force, require

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How to use enforce in a sentence?

  1. State Rep. Keith Murphy:

    The bottom line is they're very hard to enforce, the best way to deal with (underage drinking) is to limit their exposure and not try to play with their content.

  2. Cory Booker:

    We need a president that's going to enforce anti-trust laws in this country, and I will be that person.

  3. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    I think that we have a situation where many minority communities for so long have felt that law enforcement was coming in to essentially enforce laws against them, not to protect them, many police departments also feel frustrated. I think they feel they get the scrutiny and they get the complaints and the criticism and they don't get the support. And I think it's a very, very important voice in this debate.

  4. Craig Floyd:

    With the increasing number of ambush-style attacks against our officers, I am deeply concerned that a growing anti-government sentiment in America is influencing weak-minded individuals to launch violent assaults against the men and women working to enforce our laws and keep our nation safe, enough is enough.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    I was here a few days ago repeatedly heckled by this group ... and I told them, 'We're going to enforce our immigration laws,' as the son and grandson of immigrants, I know for a fact that enforcing our immigration laws is not anti-immigrant, it's what sovereign countries do.

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