Definition for EN-FORCE'

EN-FORCE', v.t. [Fr. enforcir; en and force.]

  1. To give strength to; to strengthen; to invigorate. [See Def. 5.]
  2. To make or gain by force; to force; as, to enforce a passage.
  3. To put in act by violence; to drive. Stones enforced from the old Assyrian slings. Shak.
  4. To instigate; to urge on; to animate. Shak.
  5. To urge with energy; to give force to; to impress on the mind; as, to enforce remarks or arguments.
  6. To compel; to constrain; to force. Davies.
  7. To put in execution; to cause to take effect; as, to enforce the laws.
  8. To press with a charge. Shak.
  9. To prove; to evince. [Little used.] Hooker.

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