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Synonyms for enforce
ɛnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrsen·force

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enforce, implement, applyverb

    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, imposeverb

    compel to behave in a certain way

    "Social relations impose courtesy"

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

    Antonyms:
    free, relieve, exempt

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enforceverb

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

  2. enforceverb

    Synonyms:
    put in execution, put in force

  3. enforceverb

    Synonyms:
    constrain, compel, oblige, force, require

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How to use enforce in a sentence?

  1. Duyeon Kim:

    China and Russia will not fully enforce even existing sanctions, geopolitically it would be difficult to designate new sanctions without a very convincing rationale for Beijing, Moscow and even South Korea's Moon government.

  2. Kristen Clarke:

    Advocates called for more resources from law enforcement agencies, more coordination between tech companies and transparency about their methods for stopping hategroups and better enforcement of Big Techs existing policies against extremism. During the hearing, the comments became so hateful on the YouTube livestreamthat the company disabled them. The companies that create and profit from online platforms where white supremacy is prevalent, also have a responsibility to address this crisis. We call on all online platforms to fully and fairly enforce their terms of service, and terminate purveyors of hate who violate those terms by promoting and inciting violence, we urge greater transparency by the tech sector regarding the prevalence of hateful activities on their platforms.

  3. Noel Francisco:

    The attorney general is entrusted with prosecuting individual citizens and making decisions that affect the life and liberty of all Americans, so in carrying out that portion of the job, the attorney general has to be independent of narrow partisan politics. But I think it's a mistake to say that the attorney general is independent to the president in the sense that he's not, he's not there to help the president enforce the president's policy agenda. That's precisely what he's there to do.

  4. Aaron Hutman:

    The banks have to hear something along the lines of 'If you act in good faith, you can expect that we are not going to engage in any heavy-handed enforcement,' that's not the message you get. The message you get is, 'We plan to vigorously enforce our Iran-related laws.'.

  5. Barry Goldwater:

    Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed.


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