reenact

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re·en·act

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.
2.
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.
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"
References in classic literature ?
I have related it in the past tense, but the present would be the fitter form, for again and again the somber tragedy reenacts itself in my consciousness--over and over I lay the plan, I suffer the confirmation, I redress the wrong.
At any rate, Dede and Daylight became aware of excitement in the paddock, and saw harmlessly reenacted a grim old tragedy of the Younger World.
He made a second trip into the boma and the former grisly tragedy was reenacted with another howling victim.