enforce collocations and examples

 UK /ɪnˈfɔː(r)s/

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make sure that a law or rule is obeyed, or that something happens


Adverbs frequently used with enforce
strictly: aggressively, fully, rigidly, rigorously, strictly, stringently, strongly, vigorouslyA recent survey found almost two-thirds of Edinburgh residents think parking restrictions should be strictly enforced .correctly: adequately, correctly, effectively, properlyHe stated that, in many developing countries, environmental protection legislation is not properly enforced .
Nouns frequently used as the object of enforce
a law or rule: law, legislation, order, regulations, rule, standardsAt present it is very difficult to enforce the law in such cases.an order to stop doing something: ban, blockade, curfew, embargo, prohibition, restriction, sanctionsThere are fears that little is being done to enforce the ban.agreement: agreementYou need to ensure that the tenancy agreement is enforced.something that is wanted: conformity, discipline, obedience, uniformity, willIn the past corporal punishment was used to enforce discipline.They were prepared to use military force to enforce their will.
 
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