ENFO'RCE, v.t.

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.]

ENFO'RCE, v.i. To attempt by force. [Not used.]

ENFO'RCE, n. Force; strength; power. [Not used.]