- to make into an act or statute: Congress has enacted a new tax law.
- to represent on or as on the stage; act the part of: to enact Hamlet.
Origin of enact
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Examples from the Web for enact
Only school administrators have the power to enact censorship, after all.Feminism Has Gone Too Far
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And they did so with a clear policy agenda, advocating for the needs of an affected community and trying to enact change.Amid Unrest, Afghan Women Push For Role in Peace Process
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Rather, she aspires to enact positive social change through tech.Silicon Valley’s Soft Sex Ban
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We even tried to enact campaign finance reform by executive agency action.How Obama Can Use Executive Actions to Improve Our Democracy
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Americans are called to enact this promise in our lives and in our laws.
Enact on the hypothesis that it is right to do what is good?The Memorabilia
Was it that he was more likely to enact the vengeance she thirsted for than the old Baronet?One Of Them
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No one would have the United States play the role of a bully, or enact the demagogue.The Arena
It was an amusing rehearsal of what you will begin to enact in reality some of these days.Olive
Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
- to make into an act or statute
- to establish by law; ordain or decree
- to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out
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Word Origin and History for enact
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