Simple Definition of enforce
: to make (a law, rule, etc.) active or effective : to make sure that people do what is required by (a law, rule, etc.)
: to make (something) happen : to force or cause (something)
Full Definition of enforce
Examples of enforce
Police will be enforcing the parking ban.
<the duty of the police is to enforce the law>
Origin of enforce
Middle English, from Anglo-French enforcer, from en- + force force
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with enforce
clotheshorse, concourse, crash course, dark horse, dawn horse, dead horse, deforce, discourse, divorce, dray horse, endorse, extrorse, golf course, gut course, high horse, introrse, iron horse, midcourse, of course, Old Norse, one-horse, packhorse, perforce, post-horse, racecourse, racehorse, recourse, redhorse, remorse, resource, retrorse, sawhorse, sea horse, stringcourse, trial horse, unhorse, warhorse, wheelhorse, Whitehorse, workhorse
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