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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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legislate

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

verb
To put in force or cause to be by legal authority:
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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
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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
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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
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legislate

[ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪt] vilegiferare, promulgare delle leggi
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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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