Legal Definition and Related Resources of Enforce

Meaning of Enforce

To compel obedience to; to put in execution ; to cause to take effect , give force or effect to; to exact; to obtain authoritatively; to cause to be performed.

Synonyms of Enforce


  • adminster
  • bring to pass
  • carry into effect
  • carry into execution
  • carry out
  • carry through
  • coerce
  • compel
  • compel obedience
  • confimiare
  • dictate
  • drive
  • effect
  • effectuate
  • employ force
  • exact
  • execute
  • exsequi
  • force
  • have executed
  • impel
  • implement
  • impose
  • insist on
  • insist upon
  • make compulsory
  • make effective
  • necessitate
  • obtain by compulsion
  • obtain by force
  • press
  • put in action
  • put in force
  • put in operation
  • put into effect
  • put into execution
  • put pressure on
  • require
  • strengthen
  • subject to pressure
  • Associated Concepts: enforce a contract
  • enforce a judgment
  • enforce a lien
  • enforce provisions of the law
  • enforce sanctions
  • enforcement proceedings

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Acquiescence, Condition Precedent, Counterclaim, Covenant Not To Sue, Effect, Ejectment, Foreclosure, Judgment In Rem, Maturity, Oppression, Personal Action, Prosecution, Real Party In Interest, Sequestration, Specific Performance, Tidespan, Tidewaiter, Trust.

English Spanish Translation of Enforce

To enforce: Ejecutar, hacer cumplir

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This term is a verb.

Etimology of Enforce

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mid-14c., “to drive by physical force; to try, attempt, strive; to fortify, strengthen a place;” late 14c. as “exert force, compel; make stronger, reinforce; strengthen an argument; grow stronger, become violent,” from Old French enforcier “strengthen, reinforce; use force (on), offer violence (to); oppress; violate, rape” (12c.) or a native formation from en- (1) “make, put in” + force; this term is also a noun.. Meaning “compel obedience to (a law, etc.) is from 1640s. Related: Enforced; enforcing.


See Also

  • Force
  • Performance






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