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afforce

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Definition of afforce in English:

verb

[with object] rare
Reinforce (a body of people) with new members: research teams were sometimes afforced by temporary staff
More 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.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'to force'): from Old French aforcier, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + force (from Latin fortis 'strong').

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