enforce
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enforce(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make effective)
a. hacer cumplir
The police are charged with enforcing the law.La policía se encarga de hacer cumplir las leyes.
b. hacer valer
Our association helps people enforce their rights.Nuestra asociación ayuda a las personas a hacer valer sus derechos.
c. hacer respetar
United Nations troops were sent to enforce the ceasefire.Se enviaron tropas de las Naciones Unidas para hacer respetar el alto el fuego.
d. ejecutar
The plaintiff was unable to enforce the sentence against the defendant.El demandante no pudo ejecutar la sentencia contra el demandado.
2. (to compel to)
a. imponer
The city enforced a curfew to curb violence.La ciudad impuso un toque de queda para ponerle freno a la violencia.
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enforce
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (law)
a. hacer cumplir, aplicar
2. (rights)
a. hacer valer
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enforce [ɪnˈfɔːs]
transitive verb
1 (make effective) [+law] hacer cumplir; [+argument] imponer; [+claim] hacer valer; [+rights] hacer respetar; [+demand] insistir en; [+sentence] ejecutar
2 (compel) [+obedience, attendance] imponer;on a;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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