[en-fawrs, -fohrs] /ɛnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs/
verb (used with object), enforced, enforcing.
to put or keep in force; compel obedience to:
to enforce a rule; Traffic laws will be strictly enforced.
to obtain (payment, obedience, etc.) by force or compulsion.
to impose (a course of action) upon a person:
The doctor enforced a strict dietary regimen.
to support (a demand, claim, etc.) by force:
to enforce one’s rights as a citizen.
to impress or urge (an argument, contention, etc.) forcibly; lay stress upon:
He enforced his argument by adding details.
to ensure observance of or obedience to (a law, decision, etc)
to impose (obedience, loyalty, etc) by or as by force
to emphasize or reinforce (an argument, demand, etc)
early 14c., “to drive by physical force;” mid-14c., “make an effort; strengthen a place; compel,” from Old French enforcier or from en- (1) “make, put in” + force. Related: Enforced; enforcing.
[en-fawrs-muh nt, -fohrs-] /ɛnˈfɔrs mənt, -ˈfoʊrs-/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. something that . n. late 15c., from Old French enforcement “strengthening, fortification; rape, compulsion, coercion;” from enforcer; see enforce + -ment.
[en-geyj-muh nt] /ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt/ noun 1. the act of or the state of being . 2. an appointment or arrangement: a business engagement. 3. betrothal: They announced their engagement. 4. a pledge; an obligation or agreement: All his time seems to be taken up with social engagements. 5. employment, or a period or post of […]
[en-ter-ik] /ɛnˈtɛr ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the ; intestinal. noun 2. enterics, Bacteriology. . /ɛnˈtɛrɪk/ adjective 1. intestinal adj. “pertaining to the intestines,” 1869, from Greek enterikos “intestinal,” first used in this sense by Aristotle, from entera (plural; singular enteron) “intestines,” from PIE *enter-, comparative of *en “in” (see inter-). enteric en·ter·ic […]
[non-en-ti-tee] /nɒnˈɛn tɪ ti/ noun, plural nonentities. 1. a person or thing of no importance. 2. something that does not exist or exists only in imagination. 3. . /ˌnɒnˈɛntɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. an insignificant person or thing 2. a nonexistent thing 3. the state of not existing; nonexistence