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also re-en·act (rē′ĕn-ăkt′, -ə-năkt′)
tr.v. re·en·act·ed, re·en·act·ing, re·en·acts also re-en·act·ed or re-en·act·ing or re-en·acts
1. To enact again: reenact a law.
a. To perform again: reenacted the dancer's movements.
b. To act out or re-create dramatically (a historical event, for example): reenact a famous trial.

re′en·act′ment n.
re′en·ac′tor n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reenact - enact or perform again; "They reenacted the battle of Princeton"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
2.reenact - enact again; "Congress reenacted the law"
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"
3.reenact - act outreenact - 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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said reenacting the 2018 budget would allow President Duterte to reverse the Senate's amendments to the P3.8-trillion budget, which he alleged were intended to fund the senators' pet projects.
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Reenacting the budget, which is a mechanism of the government to avoid disruptions in running its affairs, is resorted to when Congress fails to pass the national budget before the end of December of the current year.
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He became enveloped in preservation and reenacting when he was 7-years-old.