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Topic: CRIME AND LAW


enforce

verb
     
en‧force [transitive]
1SC to make people obey a rule or law
enforce a law/ban etc
Governments make laws and the police enforce them.
Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.
2 to make something happen or force someone to do something
enforce something on somebody
It is unlikely that a record company would enforce its views on an established artist.
enforceable adjective:
The recommendations are not legally enforceable.
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