Translation of enforce in Spanish:

enforce

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɔːrs; ɪnˈfɔːs/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [law/regulation] hacer* respetar or cumplir or obedecer; [ceasefire] hacer* respetar; [claim/right] hacer* valer to enforce one's will imponer* su voluntad
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    • Damages were being sought for compensation as a result of the council's negligent advice and not primarily to enforce a public law right.
    • And how the Supreme Court decides them will be a telling indicator of its commitment to enforcing the rule of law.
    • The letter then went on to give instances in which the government authorities enforced the rule of law.
    1.2
    (enforced past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [leisure/silence] forzoso, impuesto
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    • It's been a force for enforcing peace.
    • The teenager's death prompted Stanwell residents to join forces to try to enforce a new traffic calming scheme in Long Lane.
    • The good news is that most political forces are willing to enforce the changes.
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    • The argument only enforced his strong will and I knew he hated me.
    • Nor is it just a question of enforcing one demand.
    • He enforced his argument by adding details.

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