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English verb: enforce

1. enforce (social) ensure observance of laws and rules


SamplesApply the rules to everyone.


Synonymsapply, implement


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compel, obligate, oblige


Narrower (hyponym)execute, execute, run


Antonymsexempt, relieve, free

2. enforce (social) compel to behave in a certain way


SamplesSocial relations impose courtesy.


Synonymsimpose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compel, obligate, oblige









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