Definitions

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  • n. One who enforces.
  • n. The member of a group, especially of a gang, charged with keeping dissident members obedient.
  • n. A player tasked with physically intimidating or confronting the opposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who enforces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which compels, constrains, or urges; one who effects by violence; one who carries into effect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior

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Examples

  • Why we think we need to be the UN's "enforcer" is beyond me.

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  • Heaven†™ s hulking enforcer is on the hunt for both demon blood and the truth about his origin.

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  • This story his many of the ingredients that made that novel such a success: an "aeai" who is as much a character as any human one, threatened by the Hamilton Acts that prohibit his growth; a sympathetic enforcer from the Department of Artificial Intelligence (Thacker, a "Krishna Cop"); the political background of a water war between neighboring nations; and a hefty injection of Indian culture.

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  • Semenov moved from defense to forward to replace the injured Jody Shelley and even got into a fight like the Sharks enforcer is known to do. ...

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  • The 6-2, 228-pound enforcer is being compared to a potential Tie Domi type of player who can combine intimidation with zeal along the boards.

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  • The oily politician is now installed at No 9 Downing Street and has a role as Tony Blair's "enforcer" - enlisting Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell to do his dirty work.

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  • But Deco did not play as an 'enforcer' - the role Michael Essien, Juliano Belletti and John Obi Mikel have taken turns to do at various points this season - but rather as what Italians like Ancelotti would call the regista (director), a sort of deep-lying playmaker.

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  • Wenger has been criticised in the past for not signing an 'enforcer' - in the mould of someone like former Gunners captain Patrick Vieira, who has just joined Manchester City - to ease the burden on the 22-year-old.

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  • Wenger has been criticised in the past for not signing an 'enforcer' - in the mould of someone like former Gunners captain

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  • Wenger has been criticised in the past for not signing an 'enforcer' - in the mould of someone like former Gunners captain Patrick Vieira, who has just joined

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