enforce etymology

English word enforce comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin fortis

Detailed word origin of enforce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
fortis Latin (lat) (figuratively) courageous, brave, steadfast. Strong (physically powerful).
infortiare Late Latin (LL)
enforcir Old French (fro)
enforce English (eng) (obsolete) To compel, oblige (someone or something); to force. [from 16thc.]. (obsolete) To give force to; to strengthen; to invigorate; to urge with energy.. (obsolete) To make or gain by force; to force.. (obsolete) To prove; to evince.. (obsolete) To put in motion or action by violence; to drive.. (obsolete) To urge; to ply hard; to lay much stress upon.. (obsolete, reflexive) To exert [...]

Words with the same origin as enforce

Descendants of fortis
comfort comfortable comforting discomfort effort enforcement force forge