Enforced En*forced", a. Compelled; forced; not voluntary. ``Enforced wrong.'' ``Enforced smiles.'' --Shak. -- {En*for"ced*ly}, adv. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • enforced — index compulsory, forcible, obligatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Enforced — Enforce En*force , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enforced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enforcing}.] [OF. enforcier to strengthen, force, F. enforcir; pref. en (L. in) + F. force. See {Force}.] 1. To put force upon; to force; to constrain; to compel; as, to enforce… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enforced — en|forced [ınˈfo:st US o:rst] adj made to happen, especially by things you cannot control enforced absence/separation etc ▪ a period of enforced isolation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • enforced — adjective forced or compelled or put in force (Freq. 1) a life of enforced inactivity enforced obedience • Syn: ↑implemented • Ant: ↑unenforced …   Useful english dictionary

  • enforced — adj. Enforced is used with these nouns: ↑exile, ↑inactivity, ↑isolation, ↑retirement …   Collocations dictionary

  • enforced — adjective made to happen or exist by law, or by conditions that you cannot control: a period of enforced isolation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • enforced — adjective an enforced break from work Syn: compulsory, obligatory, mandatory, involuntary, forced, imposed, required, requisite, stipulated, prescribed, contractual, binding, necessary, unavoidable, inescapable Ant: voluntary …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • enforced — UK [ɪnˈfɔː(r)st] / US [ɪnˈfɔrst] adjective happening because of a situation that you cannot control or prevent Wyatt blamed injury for his enforced absence from the game …   English dictionary

  • enforced — enforce ► VERB 1) compel compliance with (a law, rule, or obligation). 2) cause to happen by necessity or force. DERIVATIVES enforceable adjective enforced adjective enforcement noun enforcer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enforced — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. in force, prescribed, ordained, compelled, established, demanded, exacted, required, constrained, executed, pressed, sanctioned, forced upon, kept, dictated, imposed, invoked, advocated, charged, enjoined, prevalent,… …   English dictionary for students

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