Can anyone help to clariffy the difference betwwen enforcement and execution?
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To execute an order or instruction means that someone follows the order themselves, possibly delegating it to others who may or may not be willing to follow it. There is no particular implication of obligation or constraint.
The captain executed the general's orders.
This simply means the captain carried out the general's orders (which may or may not have involved giving orders himself).
To enforce an order means that someone ensures that an order is followed by others. The implication is that there is some obligation to follow the orders and there maybe be some resistance to the order being followed otherwise.
The captain enforced the general's orders.
This means the captain made sure that other people followed the general's orders.