Antonyms of verb enforce

1 of 2 senses of enforce

Sense 1
enforce, implement, apply -- (ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";)
       Antonym of exempt (Sense 1)
      => exempt, relieve, free -- (grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb enforce

2 senses of enforce

Sense 1
enforce, implement, apply -- (ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";)
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 2
enforce, impose -- (compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

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