Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
enforcierto strengthen, force, F.
in) + F.
To put force upon; to force; to constrain; to compel;
enforceobedience to commands
enforcedmy heart to smile.
To make or gain by force; to obtain by force;“Enforcing furious way.”
To put in motion or action by violence; to drive.
As swift as stones
Enforcedfrom the old Assyrian slings.
To give force to; to strengthen; to invigorate; to urge with energy;
enforcearguments or requests
Enforcingsentiment of the thrust humanity.
To put in force; to cause to take effect; to give effect to; to execute with vigor;
To urge; to ply hard; to lay much stress upon.
Enforcehim with his envy to the people.
To attempt by force.
To prove; to evince.
To strengthen; to grow strong.
Force; strength; power.
A petty enterprise of small
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
4.To instigate; to urge on; to animate.
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.
7.To put in execution; to cause to take effect; as, to enforce the laws.
8.To press with a charge.
9.To prove; to evince. [Little used.]