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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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.
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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:
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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
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enact

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

[ɪnˈækt] vt
a. (law) → emanare
b. (play, scene) → rappresentare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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It is from these specimens of the refuse of our Nobility that the great Tumults and Seditions of past ages have generally derived their leaders; and so great is the mischief thence arising that an increasing minority of our more progressive Statesmen are of opinion that true mercy would dictate their entire suppression, by enacting that all who fail to pass the Final Examination of the University should be either imprisoned for life, or extinguished by a painless death.
Let them look abroad and contemplate the scenes which were enacting around them.
In the Declaration of Independence, the enacting and constituent party dispensing and delegating sovereign power is the whole people of the United Colonies.
Each State is the constituent and enacting party, and the United States in Congress assembled the recipient of delegated power--and that power delegated with such a penurious and carking hand that it had more the aspect of a revocation of the Declaration of Independence than an instrument to carry it into effect.
Summary: Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 31 (ANI): Two people were detained and a case has been registered against some members of Hindu Mahasabha on Wednesday for enacting Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.
State legislatures introduced 146 bills related to indoor air quality, enacting 18 of them.
In a statement to the press on Wednesday, May 25, in response to statement by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during a press conference held on Tuesday stating that Parliament has no right to initiate law enacting; the statement said, The most important task of Parliament is to enact laws as stipulated in Article 61 of the Constitution being Parliament's prime task that can not be divided into a start and end; therefore, the media quoting Prime Minister Maliki that Parliament has no right to initiate legislations is misinterpretation and putting limits to what the Constitution stipulates of being general.
Every state in regular session considered laws related to immigrants or immigration, with 46 states and the District of Columbia enacting a total of 346 laws and resolutions.
David Ward, president of the American Council on Education (ACE), notes that other Democratic initiatives could range from enacting new reporting requirements on legacy admissions to conducting hearings into the Department of Education's oversight of student loan programs.
Seven other states (Arkansas, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, Utah and Wyoming) have "associate member" status; these states either have enacted some, but not all, of the provisions required to be in full compliance with the SSUTA or legislation enacting the required changes is not yet effective.
Upon validation by the Board of State Canvassers, the petition was sent to the Legislature, which had the option of enacting the ballot initiative as a law or not taking action, in which case the proposal would be placed on the general election ballot.