Pronunciation: (en-fôrs', -fōrs'),[key] —v.t.,-forced, -forc•ing. 1. to put or keep in force; compel obedience to: to enforce a rule; Traffic laws will be strictly enforced. 2. to obtain (payment, obedience, etc.) by force or compulsion.
3. to impose (a course of action) upon a person: The doctor enforced a strict dietary regimen. 4. to support (a demand, claim, etc.) by force: to enforce one's rights as a citizen. 5. to impress or urge (an argument, contention, etc.) forcibly; lay stress upon: He enforced his argument by adding details.