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enact

[ en-akt ]
/ ɛnˈækt /
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verb (used with object)

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.

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Origin of enact

First recorded in 1375–1425, enact is from the late Middle English word enacten.See en-1, act

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British Dictionary definitions for enact

enact
/ (ɪnˈækt) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of enact

enactable, adjectiveenactive or enactory, adjectiveenactment or enaction, nounenactor, noun
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