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leg·is·late

 (lĕj′ĭ-slāt′)
v. leg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing, leg·is·lates
v.intr.
To draft or enact laws.
v.tr.
1. To draft or enact (a law).
2. To bring about, establish, or influence by means of legislation: legislate safety standards; legislate social attitudes.

[Back-formation from legislator.]

legislate

(ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Law) (intr) to make or pass laws
2. (Law) (tr) to bring into effect by legislation
[C18: back formation from legislator]

leg•is•late

(ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.i.
1. to make or enact laws.
v.t.
2. to create or control by legislation: attempts to legislate morality.
[1710–20; back formation from legislation, legislator]

legislate


Past participle: legislated
Gerund: legislating

Imperative
legislate
legislate
Present
I legislate
you legislate
he/she/it legislates
we legislate
you legislate
they legislate
Preterite
I legislated
you legislated
he/she/it legislated
we legislated
you legislated
they legislated
Present Continuous
I am legislating
you are legislating
he/she/it is legislating
we are legislating
you are legislating
they are legislating
Present Perfect
I have legislated
you have legislated
he/she/it has legislated
we have legislated
you have legislated
they have legislated
Past Continuous
I was legislating
you were legislating
he/she/it was legislating
we were legislating
you were legislating
they were legislating
Past Perfect
I had legislated
you had legislated
he/she/it had legislated
we had legislated
you had legislated
they had legislated
Future
I will legislate
you will legislate
he/she/it will legislate
we will legislate
you will legislate
they will legislate
Future Perfect
I will have legislated
you will have legislated
he/she/it will have legislated
we will have legislated
you will have legislated
they will have legislated
Future Continuous
I will be legislating
you will be legislating
he/she/it will be legislating
we will be legislating
you will be legislating
they will be legislating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been legislating
you have been legislating
he/she/it has been legislating
we have been legislating
you have been legislating
they have been legislating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been legislating
you will have been legislating
he/she/it will have been legislating
we will have been legislating
you will have been legislating
they will have been legislating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been legislating
you had been legislating
he/she/it had been legislating
we had been legislating
you had been legislating
they had been legislating
Conditional
I would legislate
you would legislate
he/she/it would legislate
we would legislate
you would legislate
they would legislate
Past Conditional
I would have legislated
you would have legislated
he/she/it would have legislated
we would have legislated
you would have legislated
they would have legislated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.legislate - make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
enact, ordain - order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

legislate

verb make laws, establish laws, prescribe, enact laws, pass laws, ordain, codify laws, put laws in force You cannot legislate to change attitudes.

legislate

verb
To put in force or cause to be by legal authority:
Translations
يَسُنُّ أو يَشْتَرِعُ القَوانين
vydat zákon
lovgive
törvényt alkot
setja lög
išleisti įstatymąišleisti įstatymusįstatymų leidėjasįstatymų leidimasįstatymų leidžiamasis
izdot likumus
vydať zákon
kanun yapmakyasamak

legislate

[ˈledʒɪsleɪt]
A. VIlegislar
one cannot legislate for every casees imposible legislarlo todo
B. VT to legislate sth out of existencehacer que algo desaparezca a base de legislación

legislate

[ˈlɛdʒɪsleɪt] vi
(= pass laws) → légiférer
to legislate on sth → légiférer sur qch
to legislate for sth [government, parliament] → légiférer en faveur de qch
Parliament legislated for the reform → Le parlement a légiféré en faveur de la réforme.
to legislate against sth [government, parliament] → légiférer contre qch

legislate

vi
(= make laws)Gesetze/ein Gesetz erlassen; parliament’s job is to legislatedie Aufgabe des Parlaments ist die Gesetzgebung
(fig) to legislate for somethingetw berücksichtigen; (= give ruling on)für etw Regeln aufstellen
vt to legislate something out of existenceetw durch Gesetz aus der Welt schaffen

legislate

[ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt] vilegiferare, promulgare delle leggi

legislate

(ˈledʒisleit) verb
to make laws. The government plan to legislate against the import of foreign cars.
ˌlegiˈslation noun
1. the act of legislating.
2. a law or group of laws.
ˈlegislative (-lətiv) adjective
law-making. a legislative assembly; legislative powers.
ˈlegislator noun
a person who makes laws.
ˈlegislature (-lətʃə) noun
the part of the government which has the power of making laws.
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