enforce

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈfɔːrs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛnˈfɔrs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(en fôrs, -fōrs)


Inflections of 'enforce' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
enforces
v 3rd person singular
enforcing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
enforced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
enforced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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enforce

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. enforce the [ruling, sentence, sanction, fine]
  2. [tried, declined, attempted] to enforce the [ruling]
  3. will (not) try to enforce the [ban, rule, ruling]
  4. [should, must, will] enforce the [ruling]
  5. enforce [the rights, provisions, terms, payment]
  6. enforce the [new, amended, controversial] law
  7. enforce the law on [smoking, drinking, gambling, hunting]
  8. enforce a law [affecting, involving, concerning]
  9. enforce a law [on, in, by]
  10. enforce a law in [the USA, public places, all states]
  11. enforce [obedience, compliance]
  12. (just) enforces his [bad, poor] behavior
  13. enforced by the [police, judge, officers, government]
  14. enforced by [voting, majority]
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