enforce


enforce
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.

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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.

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Instead of making enforced redundancies, the company will offer employees other alternatives, such as early retirement.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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