enforced enforced  /ɛn ˈfɔrst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) forced or compelled or put in force

Usage(s):

  1. A merciless executioner during the revolution's early days, he later enforced cruel purges and crackdowns.
  2. The European Union challenges the validity of such a law, and it is never enforced.
  3. When Kesey decided to take on the hypocrisy, cruelty and enforced conformity of modern life, he dug into his own experiences as a test subject in a mental hospital.

News

  1. US military proposes no-fly zone over Syria: report

    Washington (AFP) June 14, 2013 US military proposals for arming Syrian rebels include establishing a limited no-fly zone over rebel training camps and delivering small arms, US media reported Friday. Up to now Washington has only provided - at least officially - non-lethal aid to the rebels. The proposed no-fly zone would stretch up to 25 miles (40 kilometers) into Syria, and would be enforced ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Space War

  2. Springboks stick with winning combination

    NELSPRUIT, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa stuck with a winning outfit for Saturday's rugby test against Scotland, making just two enforced changes to the side that beat Italy last weekend. They also named hooker Bismarck du Plessis on the bench, completing his rehabilitation after almost a year out with injury, and he is likely to get a run out in Nelspruit. Ruan Pienaar will play at ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Rugby-Springboks stick with winning combination

    NELSPRUIT, South Africa, June 12 (Reuters) - South Africa stuck with a winning outfit for Saturday's rugby test against Scotland, making just two enforced changes to the side that beat Italy last weekend. They also named hooker Bismarck du Plessis on the bench, completing his rehabilitation after almost a year out with injury, and he is likely to get a run out in Nelspruit. Ruan Pienaar will ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I think actually Senator Clinton's answer on this one is right," Obama said. "I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labour and environmental standards that are enforced."
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Swissinfo

  2. "The law is the law and Attorney General Gonzalez has a responsibility to ensure that the law is enforced efficiently and effectively. It is also paramount that if the Justice Department is going to enforce the law, it must follow it as well. With...
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Peter Hoekstra Source: FOXNews

  3. "Our ban on gambling is absolute, and in my view it is too absolute, too harsh and was not particularly well-enforced over the years," Stern said. "We're going to come up with a new set of rules that make sense."
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: David Stern Source: ESPN

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