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Synonyms for enforce
ɛnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrsen·force

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. enforce

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

    Antonyms:
    relax, waive, forego, remit, abandon

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  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. Chief Umberger:

    Our officers, we've told them, don't get in the middle of trying to enforce social distancing. You talk about strained community relations with police, now we're going to tell people they can't stand — you're five feet apart, you're not six — we really need to take a step back and think it through.

  2. Elijah Cummings:

    This is not a conspiracy to silence White House counselor Kellyanne Conway or restrict White House counselor Kellyanne Conway First Amendment rights, this is an effort to enforce federal law.

  3. Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak:

    We are applying nothing new in terms of law enforcement, it's just a matter of the previous administration neglecting to enforce the law properly.

  4. Richard Coles:

    Now here is the rub, a British-flagged vessel or an American-flagged, these are flag states that rigorously enforce their safety rules, whereas if Richard Coles have a small Caribbean island which doesn't have a large civil service and the means of enforcing the rules, obviously, the standards are not likely to be as good.

  5. Denise Richards:

    Obviously, I would love for her to live with me, she lived with me all these years. But I think it's very difficult raising teenagers now and especially in Los Angeles when there's access to everything. We didn't grow up with Postmates and Uber, where you have everything that you want. There are certain rules and I enforce them, and there's different rules at that [Sheen's] house and that's OK.


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