verb[with object] • rare
- Reinforce (a body of people) with new members: research teams were sometimes afforced by temporary staffMore example sentences
- The awards committee has been afforced with new members in order to reflect the changing world.
- As we noted, there are in addition about 300 institutions outside this country offering courses here by distance learning, sometimes afforced by local teaching.
- The committee shall advise on matters relating to the recognition of distinction, and shall have the power to afforce itself if necessary.
Middle English (in the sense 'to force'): from Old French aforcier, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + force (from Latin fortis 'strong').