en·force vt en·forced, en·forc·ing: to cause to take effect or to be fulfilledenforcing the divorce decreeCongress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation — U.S. Constitution amend. XIX
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
administer, bring to pass, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry out, carry through, coerce, compel, compel obedience, confirmare, dictate, drive, effect, effectuate, employ force, exact, execute, exsequi, force, have executed, impel, implement, impose, insist on, insist upon, make compulsory, make effective, necessitate, obtain by compulsion, obtain by force, press, put in action, put in force, put in operation, put into effect, put into execution, put pressure on, require, strengthen, subject to pressure
associated concepts: enforce a contract, enforce a judgment, enforce a lien, enforce provisions of the law, enforce sanctions, enforcement proceedings
administer (conduct), compel, constrain (compel), discharge (perform), effectuate, exact, force (coerce), implement, inflict, insist, make, operate, perform (adhere to), press (constrain), require (compel)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To take action to ensure that a law is upheld.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.