Enforce

Definition of Enforce

En`force´
v. t.1.To put force upon; to force; to constrain; to compel; as, to enforce obedience to commands.
[imp. & p. p. Enforced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enforcing .]
Inward joy enforced my heart to smile.
- Shak.
2.To make or gain by force; to obtain by force; as, to enforce a passage.
3.To put in motion or action by violence; to drive.
As swift as stones
Enforced from the old Assyrian slings.
- Shak.
4.To give force to; to strengthen; to invigorate; to urge with energy; as, to enforce arguments or requests.
5.To put in force; to cause to take effect; to give effect to; to execute with vigor; as, to enforce the laws.
6.To urge; to ply hard; to lay much stress upon.
Enforce him with his envy to the people.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To attempt by force.
2.To prove; to evince.
3.To strengthen; to grow strong.
n.1.Force; strength; power.
A petty enterprise of small enforce.
- Milton.

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