enact


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en·act

 (ĕn-ăkt′)
tr.v. en·act·ed, en·act·ing, en·acts
1. To make into law: Congress enacted a tax reform bill.
2. To act (something) out, as on a stage: enacted the role of Romeo.

en·act′a·ble adj.
en·ac′tor n.

enact

(ɪnˈækt)
vb (tr)
1. to make into an act or statute
2. (Law) to establish by law; ordain or decree
3. to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out
enˈactable adj
enˈactive, enˈactory adj
enˈactment, enˈaction, enacture n
enˈactor n

en•act

(ɛnˈækt)

v.t.
1. to make into an act or statute: to enact a new tax law.
2. to represent in or as if in a play or the like; act the part of.
[1375–1425]
en•act′a•ble, adj.
en•ac′tor, n.

enact


Past participle: enacted
Gerund: enacting

Imperative
enact
enact
Present
I enact
you enact
he/she/it enacts
we enact
you enact
they enact
Preterite
I enacted
you enacted
he/she/it enacted
we enacted
you enacted
they enacted
Present Continuous
I am enacting
you are enacting
he/she/it is enacting
we are enacting
you are enacting
they are enacting
Present Perfect
I have enacted
you have enacted
he/she/it has enacted
we have enacted
you have enacted
they have enacted
Past Continuous
I was enacting
you were enacting
he/she/it was enacting
we were enacting
you were enacting
they were enacting
Past Perfect
I had enacted
you had enacted
he/she/it had enacted
we had enacted
you had enacted
they had enacted
Future
I will enact
you will enact
he/she/it will enact
we will enact
you will enact
they will enact
Future Perfect
I will have enacted
you will have enacted
he/she/it will have enacted
we will have enacted
you will have enacted
they will have enacted
Future Continuous
I will be enacting
you will be enacting
he/she/it will be enacting
we will be enacting
you will be enacting
they will be enacting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enacting
you have been enacting
he/she/it has been enacting
we have been enacting
you have been enacting
they have been enacting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enacting
you will have been enacting
he/she/it will have been enacting
we will have been enacting
you will have been enacting
they will have been enacting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enacting
you had been enacting
he/she/it had been enacting
we had been enacting
you had been enacting
they had been enacting
Conditional
I would enact
you would enact
he/she/it would enact
we would enact
you would enact
they would enact
Past Conditional
I would have enacted
you would have enacted
he/she/it would have enacted
we would have enacted
you would have enacted
they would have enacted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enact - order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
decree - issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
reenact - enact again; "Congress reenacted the law"
legislate, pass - make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
2.enact - act outenact - act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
act, play, represent - play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"

enact

verb
1. establish, order, pass, command, approve, sanction, proclaim, decree, authorize, ratify, ordain, validate, legislate, make law The bill would be submitted for discussion before being enacted as law.
2. perform, play, act, present, stage, represent, put on, portray, depict, act out, play the part of, appear as or in, personate She enacted the stories told to her by her father.

enact

verb
1. To put in force or cause to be by legal authority:
2. To play the part of:
3. To produce on the stage:
Translations
يَسُنُّ قانونايُمَثِّلُ دَوْرا
opførespillevedtage
törvénybe iktat
leika; sÿna
priimti
pienemt likumdošanas kartibapienemt likumutēlot
uzákoniť

enact

[ɪˈnækt] VT
1. (Jur) → decretar (that que) [+ law] → promulgar
2. (= perform) [+ play, scene, part] → representar

enact

[ɪnˈækt] vt
(LAW) [+ legislation, law, bill] → promulguer; [+ reform] → promulguer
(= act out) [+ play, scene] → jouer

enact

vt
(Pol) lawerlassen; it is hereby enacted that …es wird hiermit verfügt, dass …
(= perform) playaufführen; roledarstellen, spielen; the scene which was enacted yesterday (fig)die Szene, die sich gestern abgespielt hat

enact

[ɪnˈækt] vt
a. (law) → emanare
b. (play, scene) → rappresentare

enact

(iˈnӕkt) verb
1. to act (a rôle, scene etc) not necessarily on stage.
2. to make into a law or pass a law. to enact a new sexual harassment law; enact the bill.
eˈnactment noun
References in classic literature ?
The slight qualm of conscience which had been excited by the intended deception was instantly appeased, and he began to collect his thoughts, in order to enact his part with suitable spirit, when he found he was about to be anticipated in his skill by an attempt to prove the power of music.
Instead of making the bed, she would amuse herself with pulling off the pillowcases, butting her woolly head among the pillows, till it would sometimes be grotesquely ornamented with feathers sticking out in various directions; she would climb the posts, and hang head downward from the tops; flourish the sheets and spreads all over the apartment; dress the bolster up in Miss Ophelia's night-clothes, and enact various performances with that,--singing and whistling, and making grimaces at herself in the looking-glass; in short, as Miss Ophelia phrased it, "raising Cain" generally.
Sir Charles had asked an eminent tragedian of his acquaintance to place the work on the stage and to enact one of the patriot martyrs.
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
It would be as absurd to doubt, that a right to pass all laws NECESSARY AND PROPER to execute its declared powers, would include that of requiring the assistance of the citizens to the officers who may be intrusted with the execution of those laws, as it would be to believe, that a right to enact laws necessary and proper for the imposition and collection of taxes would involve that of varying the rules of descent and of the alienation of landed property, or of abolishing the trial by jury in cases relating to it.
When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or body," says he, "there can be no liberty, because apprehensions may arise lest THE SAME monarch or senate should ENACT tyrannical laws to EXECUTE them in a tyrannical manner.
You, who pretend to understand everything, even the hidden sources of knowledge, -- and who enact the part of a guardian angel upon earth, and could not even find an antidote to a poison administered to a young girl
Honestly now, Doctor, have you not stirred up the sober brains of some of your countrymen to enact a scene in our masquerade?
You are not about to enact the Moor, in your days of wooing?
I know a woman who will enact the personage we stand in need of, with the lieutenant-governor of the conciergerie.
We will enact it," remarked the king, drawing himself up, and lowering his eyelids.
Now it is the proper business of the public assembly to determine concerning war and peace, making or breaking off alliances, to enact laws, to sentence to death, banishment, or confiscation of goods, and to call the magistrates to account for their behaviour when in office.