Enact - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈnækt|  American pronunciation of the word enact
Brit.  |ɪˈnakt|  British pronunciation of the word enact

verb

- order by virtue of superior authority; decree(syn: ordain)

the legislature enacted this law in 1985

- act out; represent or perform as if in a play(syn: reenact)

She reenacted what had happened earlier that day

Examples

Congress will enact legislation related to that issue.

The law was finally enacted today.

He was enacting some awful rite.

Congress refused to enact the bill.

a drama enacted on a darkened stage

the legislature enacted this law in 1985

She reenacted what had happened earlier that day

...as parts of the same sovereignty, the states should not enact laws intended to harm one another economically...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: enact
he/she/it: enacts
present participle: enacting
past tense: enacted
past participle: enacted
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