give force to

See: implement
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To give force to their threat, a pyre of logs and fagots was heaped up and kindled into a blaze.
In what would give force to the charge that the government was influencing the probe, the court directed the CBI to bring back an officer who had been removed from the investigation team.
right to give force to the bill and submitted it to the Constitutional Court of France.
At the same time, the Turkish parliament and the judiciary do not give force to religious considerations in respect to public deliberations.
But Mr Miliband said the Prime Minister was giving "no leadership on top pay" and said the failure to give force to the legislation on bonuses was "another broken promise".
Taking the standpoint of liberal naturalism, the author claims that the Tarskian definition of truth in a language can be employed to give force to the view that semantic properties are genuine properties that capture the representational aspect of language.
Meanwhile, an official close to the prime minister questioned the role that the ministry may have played in realizing the meeting, saying, ''It could be a case in which the Foreign Ministry has tried to put 'gaiatsu' external pressure with the help of Clinton to give force to the existing plan.
Mr Todd said the current status of pre-nuptial contracts was unclear and he was asking the court to give force to an agreement entered into by parties which would have been binding in the countries of origin of both the former husband and wife.
It looks to us like the government of Canada doesn't want to introduce a legislative amendment that would enshrine the current regulations that give force to the Aboriginal-only fisheries on the West Coast.
To give force to his positive evaluation of the UFO experience, Badgley examines rank-and-file members in three counties: Lambton, Simcoe, and Lanark.
The purpose of representative institutions, on this account, was not so much to express the people's will as to gather and give force to the wisdom of what he called 'the capable ones,' largely seated, in his mind, in the emerging middle classes.