- enforce UK US /ɪnˈfɔːs/ US /-ˈfɔːrs/ verb [T]► LAW to make sure that people obey something such as a law or rule: »
Regulations do not mean anything unless they are enforced.»
The bar had a lawsuit filed against it for not enforcing the smoking ban.► to force somebody to do something, or to make sure that something happens: »
Ministers are preparing to enforce a minimum price for beer.»
Instead of making enforced redundancies, the company will offer employees other alternatives, such as early retirement.
Financial and business terms. 2012.