verb (used with object), en·forced, en·forc·ing.
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Obviously, the first obligation of all liberal democratic governments is to enforce the rule of law.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At any rate, policy can enforce equal rights and foster equal opportunity.
“Given the number of events which take place across the UK it is likely to be difficult to enforce,” said Rupert Sutton.
People often forget that the National Panhellenic council used to enforce racial segregation by means of strict codes and laws.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So the CIW has looked to the marketplace to enforce these guarantees.
She had a claim on him for support, and there was usually some way to enforce the claim.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
To enforce obedience, the most harsh and unjust means were employed, which could not but embitter the people.Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2)|Moritz Karasowski
You have, in your remarkable book, made this fact perfectly clear, and you will enforce this great truth on the platform.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison|Austin Biron Bidwell
There was no separate executive power to enforce, and no judiciary to interpret the laws.
This decision illustrates at once the value of the right and the value of the means to enforce the right.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly