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enforce (something) on (one)

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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The new Enforce solution delivery center possesses numerous features designed to attract, retain and grow the Enforce team.
When the courts make unconstitutional decisions, we should not enforce them," he told attendees then.
How these issues are addressed may make the difference in whether a court will enforce a compulsory arbitration agreement.
If the laws governing veterans benefits are to be effective and serve their intended purposes, veterans must be able to enforce them in the courts in a timely manner," said Mr.
Compliance assistance has always been a code word for `don't enforce the law,'" says one former EPA official.
The trial court ruled in favor of GDD and refused to enforce the damages provision.
Fourth, we have taken formal enforcement actions, including assessment of civil money penalties, to enforce compliance with consumer protection laws, including the prohibitions against credit discrimination based on marital status, age, and race found in the fair lending laws.
Active Reasoning System 5 eliminates the reliance on point solutions and inefficient manual processes that make it expensive and difficult to enforce policies.
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While Costa Mesa is moving forward on the matter, the city has not yet signed a contract with a federal agency that would permit police officers to enforce federal immigration law.
When President Bush criticizes the UN for failing to enforce its resolutions and risking irrelevancy, he is not saying that the UN role should be diminished, but that it should be expanded.
Having legislation on the books where there is no penalty or a nominal penalty or where you don't enforce it, is hypocrisy and it does a disservice to the public," said Bloomberg.
The legislation requires companies to establish and enforce certain controls over the use of information provided by children under 13, chief among them being parental consent.
The Commission maintains that Member States who do not enforce a judgement must explain their decision.