enforce-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: compel to obey a rule or behave in certain way

How is child support enforced?
Perhaps it is time to enforce the law.
We will enforce the wearing of helmets.
We would need too many rules to enforce courtesy.

VerbNet: enforce-63
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: enforce.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: strengthen; give force to

The Inc. 5000 recognition enforces our belief that you can enjoy what
you do while exceeding customer expectations.
Besides carefully revising the chapters, I have here and there
enforced the argument by a further illustration.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM