Definition of afforce in English:


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

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