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enforced


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enforced  \En*forced"\,  a. 
  Compelled;  forced;  not  voluntary.  ``Enforced  wrong.'' 
  ``Enforced  smiles.''  --Shak.  --  {En*for"ced*ly},  adv  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enforce  \En*force"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enforced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enforcing}.]  [OF.  enforcier  to  strengthen,  force,  F. 
  enforcir;  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  +  F.  force.  See  {Force}.] 
  1.  To  put  force  upon  to  force;  to  constrain;  to  compel;  as 
  to  enforce  obedience  to  commands. 
 
  Inward  joy  enforced  my  heart  to  smile.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  or  gain  by  force;  to  obtain  by  force;  as  to 
  enforce  a  passage.  ``Enforcing  furious  way.''  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  put  in  motion  or  action  by  violence;  to  drive. 
 
  As  swift  as  stones  Enforced  from  the  old  Assyrian 
  slings.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  give  force  to  to  strengthen;  to  invigorate;  to  urge 
  with  energy;  as  to  enforce  arguments  or  requests. 
 
  Enforcing  sentiment  of  the  thrust  humanity.  --Burke. 
 
  5.  To  put  in  force;  to  cause  to  take  effect;  to  give  effect 
  to  to  execute  with  vigor;  as  to  enforce  the  laws. 
 
  6.  To  urge;  to  ply  hard;  to  lay  much  stress  upon 
 
  Enforce  him  with  his  envy  to  the  people.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enforced 
  adj  :  forced  or  compelled  or  put  in  force;  "a  life  of  enforced 
  inactivity";  "enforced  obedience"  [syn:  {implemented}] 
  [ant:  {unenforced}] 




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