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 ?
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.
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.
"We will enact it," remarked the king, drawing himself up, and lowering his eyelids.
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.
Across the road beyond the green palings and the close-cropped lawn, behind the curtains of their creeper-framed windows, sat the two old ladies, Miss Bertha and Miss Monica Williams, looking out as from a private box at all that was being enacted before them.
The one grand stage where he enacted all his various parts so manifold, was his vice-bench; a long rude ponderous table furnished with several vices, of different sizes, and both of iron and of wood.
There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
In these words of Agafea Mihalovna, Levin read the final act of the drama which had been enacted of late between her and Kitty.
Well then, on this river there was a bridge, and at one end of it a gallows, and a sort of tribunal, where four judges commonly sat to administer the law which the lord of river, bridge and the lordship had enacted, and which was to this effect, 'If anyone crosses by this bridge from one side to the other he shall declare on oath where he is going to and with what object; and if he swears truly, he shall be allowed to pass, but if falsely, he shall be put to death for it by hanging on the gallows erected there, without any remission.' Though the law and its severe penalty were known, many persons crossed, but in their declarations it was easy to see at once they were telling the truth, and the judges let them pass free.
With the realization that Dejah Thoris was no longer within the throneroom came the belated recollection of the dark face that I had glimpsed peering from behind the draperies that backed the throne of Salensus Oll at the moment that I had first come so unexpectedly upon the strange scene being enacted within the chamber.
By another statute, which passed a few years later in the same reign, the term "frequently," which had alluded to the triennial period settled in the time of Charles II, is reduced to a precise meaning, it being expressly enacted that a new parliament shall be called within three years after the termination of the former.
Like some huge phantom, Kala swung noiselessly from tree to tree; now running nimbly along a great branch, now swinging through space at the end of another, only to grasp that of a farther tree in her rapid progress toward the scene of the tragedy her knowledge of jungle life told her was being enacted a short distance before her.