verb (used with object), en·forced, en·forc·ing.
Origin of enforce
Examples from the Web for enforced
It has argued that it would lose $100,000 in business if the regulations are enforced.
In an era of enforced celebration, individuals lose control over who they can let party on their property.
Rather, there are nebulous decrees that can potentially be enforced by the Thai authorities.
History does not record whether it was enforced, though Indians and NOPD kept on clashing.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Patents, may I remind you, expire after 20 years, but copyrights to recordings can be enforced for a century or more.
He utilised the opportunity of this enforced stay to visit the hospital.From Jungle to Java|Arthur Keyser
The story adds that they were restrained by their commander, and that their enforced sobriety proved the saving of the fort.Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour|Francis Parkman
Like the Hollanders, they became great by the very wretchedness of their site, and the vigilant industry it enforced.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2|Brantz Mayer
That Fellsgarth should have got itself into a regular mess during their enforced retirement caused them no surprise.The Cock-House at Fellsgarth|Talbot Baines Reed
Besides, the law on this point is none too strictly obeyed or enforced.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz