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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?
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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.
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The report, the result of two years of work by a task force assembled by Lockyer, laid out a history of institutional neglect toward domestic-violence victims, including the process of obtaining and enforcing restraining orders.
1 -- color) Difficulties enforcing state exotic-animal laws put many wild cats like this lynx as well as other species at risk, officials say.
Bush -- without so much as informing Congress of his action -- authorized a military assault on Iraq for the purpose of enforcing the UN-mandated no-fly zone.
BOSTON -- Current software configuration management (SCM) solutions provide a great deal of control over the versioning of files, but fall short of enforcing processes around how changes are made and accepted.
He explained that his small zoo security staff is already too busy trying to enforce rules like ``don't feed the animals'' to start enforcing no smoking rules.
Network Access Protection (NAP) is a policy enforcement technology built into the Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server code name "Longhorn" operating systems that allows customers to better protect network assets by enforcing compliance with network health policies.
Once again, the Clinton-Gore administration is papering over a shameful record of not enforcing existing gun laws,'' said Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president, and James J.
Reduces Legal Liability -- Serves as a management tool for enforcing an organization's Internet Acceptable Use Policy and complies with filter-enforcing laws such as CIPA, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley
In the Van Nuys Division, officers have focused on stemming school truancy rather than enforcing nighttime curfews, said Detective Craig Rhudy.
GPCI and its principals have been successful in achieving multimillion-dollar settlements and licensing agreements for their clients, enforcing their patents against such formidable opponents as IBM, Motorola, 3Com and Xircom.
PHOTO County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, left, backs a suit filed by Guy Weddington McCreary, right, on enforcing immigration laws.
And, by automatically enforcing security relationships and reporting on attempted unauthorized activity, EpiForce can reduce the overall cost of security and compliance audits.
Most complaints were made by patrons, she said, but one was from a bar owner who complained that a competitor across the street was not enforcing the ban.
New Features Reduce IT Support Costs While Enforcing Desktop Application Usage Policies
A major source of the difficulties of enforcing the Fifth Amendment's property protections is procedural.