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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "enforce":

    implement, impose, apply, enforcing, uphold, implementation, assert, enforcement, implementing, execute

How to pronounce enforce?

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How to say enforce in sign language?

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How to use enforce in a sentence?

  1. Brandon Rosner:

    I think the protests are a wonderful, constitutional way for people to express their concerns. I welcome peaceful protests as a resident and as a citizen of Wisconsin and Waukesha County, yet the police in our community, they have a very difficult job at times and they're under extreme scrutiny because they have to enforce these laws and maintain law and order.

  2. Jennifer Dillaha:

    We have a weak immunization infrastructure, consequently, because there are access issues, it varies from school to school how rigidly they enforce attendance requirements for vaccinations.

  3. Paul Bender:

    You’re allowed to enforce criminal law in a way that’s efficient and this is just a way that it’s efficient. So, I just don’t see why there’s a constitutional problem.

  4. Sean McElwee:

    Enforcing what( the campaigns) have tried to enforce is really impossible absent a really powerful progressive organization that can serve as a sort of broker to represent progressive interests as a whole.

  5. 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.


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