Definition of enforced in English:


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  • Caused by necessity or force; compulsory.

    ‘a period of enforced idleness’
    • ‘Employers stopped negotiations over minimum insurance, which had to be enforced in the beginning of 2006.’
    • ‘For the most part, its provisions were not enforced in courts.’
    • ‘Human rights will not be enforced without economic prosperity.’
    • ‘For a long time, the Bald Eagle Protection Act, designed also to protect the beleaguered golden eagle, was not strictly enforced.’
    • ‘By April 1941 ghettos had been enforced throughout German-occupied Poland.’
    • ‘The levels of DDT found in our study were high, compared with levels in countries in which the ban is enforced.’
    • ‘Moreover, the rule has never been enforced with any vigor, especially in minority churches, for whatever reason.’
    • ‘Any such option can be enforced at the end of the lease, however long the original term may be.’
    • ‘Security is not enforced by focusing on a single parameter.’
    • ‘What was once enforced by the soft power of culture becomes enforced by the hard power of the state.’
    • ‘The enforced vacation time will be spread over the next five months, the company said.’
    • ‘It may or may not be dangerous depending on how puritanically the dogma part is enforced or implemented.’
    • ‘However, work by Jain suggests that joint liability is rarely enforced in Bangladesh.’
    • ‘It was not capable of being enacted into law, let alone put into operation or enforced.’
    • ‘Radical change cannot be negotiated by governments; it can only be enforced by people.’
    • ‘The basic problem is of course that parking regulations are not enforced.’
    • ‘This kind of restriction was especially enforced in Buddhist communities.’
    • ‘Fortunately, the island has much to redeem it from the enforced architectural legacy of the 1953 earthquake.’
    • ‘This requirement is more strictly enforced once an area is declared a planning area.’



/inˈfôrst/ /ɪnˈfɔrst/ /enˈfôrst/ /ɛnˈfɔrst/