En·force v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enforced p. pr. & vb. n. Enforcing ]
1. To put force upon; to force; to constrain; to compel; as, to enforce obedience to commands.
Inward joy enforced my heart to smile. --Shak.
2. To make or gain by force; to obtain by force; as, to enforce a passage. “Enforcing furious way.”
3. To put in motion or action by violence; to drive.
As swift as stones
Enforced from the old Assyrian slings. --Shak.
4. To give force to; to strengthen; to invigorate; to urge with energy; as, to enforce arguments or requests.
Enforcing sentiment of the thrust humanity. --Burke.
5. To put in force; to cause to take effect; to give effect to; to execute with vigor; as, to enforce the laws.
6. To urge; to ply hard; to lay much stress upon.
Enforce him with his envy to the people. --Shak.