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enact

[en-akt]
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verb (used with object)
  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.
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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
Related formsen·act·a·ble, adjectiveen·ac·tor, nounpre·en·act, verb (used with object)re·en·act, verb (used with object)un·en·act·ed, adjectivewell-en·act·ed, adjective
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re-enact

verb (tr)
  1. to represent or perform (an event, etc) that has happened before
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enact

verb (tr)
  1. to make into an act or statute
  2. to establish by law; ordain or decree
  3. to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out
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Derived Formsenactable, adjectiveenactive or enactory, adjectiveenactment or enaction, nounenactor, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-enact

v.

also reenact, 1670s, from re- "back, again" + enact. Originally of laws, etc.; meaning "to perform again, reproduce" is recorded from 1854. Related: Re-enacted; re-enacting.

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enact

v.

early 15c., from en- (1) "make, put in" + act. Related: Enacted; enacting.

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