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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";

    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

    free, relieve, exempt

  2. enforce, impose(verb)

    compel to behave in a certain way

    "Social relations impose courtesy"

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

    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.

    administer, carry out, do, execute, perform

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enforce

    urge, compel, require, exact, exert, strain

    relax, waive, forego, remit, abandon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enforce(v. a.)

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

  2. enforce(v. a.)

    put in execution, put in force

  3. enforce(v. a.)

    constrain, compel, oblige, force, require

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  1. The Kentucky senator:

    It is hard for me not to use profanity in describing it, we should be using the leverage of the debt ceiling to actually enforce spending restraint.

  2. Paul Wertheimer:

    The only reason why I’m here is to put my face and my body here in front. Am I the man who should be held accountable? Did I build something … I mean what am I going to say to that? Should I be held accountable? I can barely stand here right now. the scandal is a lack of comprehensive crowd safety laws and the failure of public officials to enforce those that exist.

  3. Reince Priebus:

    Are you trying to say that the rules committee that was made up of Romney delegates should enforce the rules for the 2016 convention, which will largely be made up of Trump/Cruz delegates?

  4. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    I've talked about how going forward I believe we should change the rules, the law but in terms of deporting the best thing we can do is enforce the law, we enforce the law and require employers across America to uphold the law -- which means an effective E-verify system -- I think that ultimately puts us in a better place.

  5. Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena:

    Both departments [HFD and HPD]are working diligently to enforce the spirit of the countys stay-home order, the complaint was resolved via notice of violation as required by the countys order.

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