verb (used with object), en·forced, en·forc·ing.
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The government is denying his choice by enforcing this ban on staff assistance.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic|by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
Is there actually any incentive for the government to enforce itself and restrict its own data collection operations.
In May, the FTC Bureau of Competition vowed to continue to rigidly enforce antitrust laws despite the health emergency.This New COVID-19 Treatment Could Also Bend Antitrust Norms|Charu Kasturi|August 19, 2020|Ozy
That border is technically closed, but there are some border towns which are binational, so it’s hard to enforce.
The Cybersecurity Law didn’t have a strong mechanism for enforcing data protection.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It has argued that it would lose $100,000 in business if the regulations are enforced.
The fact is, there are facially neutral religious rules that have been unevenly enforced for millennia.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A nighttime curfew that was imposed a few weeks ago seems barely enforced now—no doubt to the relief of the women at the Ramada.
In addition, many dancers don't necessarily want that legal employee status enforced.Oregon’s Stripper Lobby: Legislators Ask Exotic Dancers for Help With Strip Club Bill|Mary Emily O’Hara|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, under Eric Holder the Justice Department has vigorously enforced the landmark Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties|Geoffrey R. Stone|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It secures in many cases, at least, a ready compliance with a large part of the discipline enforced.Children's Ways|James Sully
First, a voluntary undertaking to work for another without compensation cannot be enforced.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The supremacy of the United States must and will be enforced throughout every part of the Archipelago.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Not until late in July was I able to resume work—an enforced absence from duty of four long months.
The council members had no power to make laws but were appointed to see that the laws approved by the King were enforced.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey