enact

  • 1 enact — en·act /i nakt/ vt: to establish by legal and authoritative act: make into law enact a bill Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. enact …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Enact — En*act , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enacted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enacting}.] 1. To decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 enact — UK US /ɪˈnækt/ verb [T] ► LAW to make a law or a rule become official: »The government is to enact a law aimed at improving safety on construction sites. enactment noun [C or U] ► »There must be consultation with employer and employee… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 enact — [v1] act out; accomplish achieve, appear as, depict, discourse, do, execute, go on*, perform, personate, play, playact, play the part of, portray, represent; concepts 91,292 Ant. fail, hinder, repeal, stop enact [v2] authorize, legislate… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Enact — En*act , n. Purpose; determination. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 enact — early 15c., from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + ACT (Cf. act). Related: Enacted; enacting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 enact — ► VERB 1) make (a bill or other proposal) law. 2) act out (a role or play). DERIVATIVES enactor noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 enact — [en akt′, inakt′] vt. 1. to make (a bill, etc.) into a law; pass (a law); decree; ordain 2. to represent or perform in or as in a play; act out enactor n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 enact — {<charset c=U><HR> } 01. The city has [enacted] a new bylaw which prohibits smoking in all public buildings. 02. Following an incident in which a window was broken and a student injured, the principal [enacted] a zero tolerance policy …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 enact — verb Enact is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑congress, ↑legislature, ↑parliament Enact is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ban, ↑constitution, ↑law, ↑legislation, ↑measure, ↑policy, ↑reform …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 enact — [[t]ɪnæ̱kt[/t]] enacts, enacting, enacted 1) VERB When a government or authority enacts a proposal, they make it into a law. [TECHNICAL] [V n] The authorities have failed so far to enact a law allowing unrestricted emigration... [V n] The bill… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 enact — UK [ɪnˈækt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms enact : present tense I/you/we/they enact he/she/it enacts present participle enacting past tense enacted past participle enacted 1) to make a proposal into a law 2) to perform a story or event as a… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 enact — transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to establish by legal and authoritative act; specifically to make (as a bill) into law 2. act out < enact a role > • enactor noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 enact — enactable, adj. enactor, n. /en akt /, v.t. 1. to make into an act or statute: Congress has enacted a new tax law. 2. to represent on or as on the stage; act the part of: to enact Hamlet. [1375 1425; late ME enacten. See EN 1, ACT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 enact — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, act, act a part, act as, act out, affect, ape, attain, authorize, betoken, brandish, breathe, bring about, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, carry through,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 enact — en|act [ıˈnækt] v [T] 1.) formal to act in a play, story etc ▪ a drama enacted on a darkened stage 2.) law to make a proposal into a law ▪ Congress refused to enact the bill. >enactment n [U and C] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 enact — verb (T) 1 to make a proposal into law: Congress refused to enact the bill. 2 formal to act in a play, story etc: a drama enacted on a darkened stage enactment noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 enact — verb 1) the government enacted an environmental protection bill Syn: make law, pass, approve, ratify, validate, sanction, authorize 2) they are to enact a nativity play Syn: act out, perform, appear in …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 enact — en•act [[t]ɛnˈækt[/t]] v. t. 1) law to make into an act or statute: to enact a new tax law[/ex] 2) sbz to represent in or as if in a play or the like; act the part of • Etymology: 1375–1425 en•act′a•ble, adj. en•ac′tor, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 enact — /ɛnˈækt / (say en akt), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) 1. to make into an act or statute; to pass (a bill) into law. 2. to ordain; decree. 3. to represent on or as on the stage; act the part of: to enact Hamlet. –enactor, noun …

    Australian English dictionary