enforce verb

ADV. fully, properly, rigidly, rigorously, strictly, vigorously The rules were strictly enforced. | legally

VERB + ENFORCE can/cannot, could/could not The ban cannot be legally enforced. | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to | help (to) a system of local inspectors to help enforce presidential decrees | seek to, take steps to The government may take steps to enforce compliance with the new measures. | decline to, refuse to