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enforce on (someone)

To make one subject to something, such as a rule or law. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enforce" and "on." Are you really going to enforce this law on me, your own sister?
See also: enforce, on

enforce something on someone

to make a law effective with regard to someone. I can't enforce this on her if I don't enforce it on you. This law can't be enforced on anyone.
See also: enforce, on
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Beware of sudden change, in any great point of diet, and, if necessity enforce it, fit the rest to it.
It remains essentially right, a pamphlet story--in support of the League to Enforce Peace.
The creditors who had so long been silent, restrained by a vague but powerful influence exerted on them while he lived by the count's careless good nature, all proceeded to enforce their claims at once.
Both the law and the power to enforce it are upon my side," announced the officer.
Your legal rights are not above suspicion, my friend," replied Tarzan, "and your power to enforce your commands are only apparent--not real.
No, Father, I may not go yet, for the England I have been taught to hate I have learned to love, and I have it not in my heart to turn loose upon her fair breast the beasts of hell who know no law or order or decency other than that which I enforce.
The long winter evenings within the castle of Torn were often spent in rough, wild carousals in the great hall where a thousand men might sit at table singing, fighting and drinking until the gray dawn stole in through the east windows, or Peter the Hermit, the fierce majordomo, tired of the din and racket came stalking into the chamber with drawn sword and laid upon the revellers with the flat of it to enforce the authority of his commands to disperse.
enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the
In morals, an indulgence that enforces by appropriate
It was in the court outside the treasury that my cousin and I met, to enforce the laws of discipline on our own soldiers.
DML subsequently sued GDD to enforce the employment agreement signed by its former members and to recover liquidated damages covered in the agreement.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- A ruling handed down today by the California Supreme Court in a closely-watched case has upheld the right of condominium associations to make and enforce rules known as CC&Rs, protecting the investments of the 20 percent of all Californians who live in condominiums, said Beverly Hills attorney Leonard Siegel.
Chief Davis replied, "It is our obligation to enforce the law and undertake actions which are necessary under appropriate circumstances.
This committee would, among other duties, enforce the ethics code.
laws that would enforce the treaty, called the Protocol on Environmental Protection.