- 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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Related Wordsportray, depict, read, illustrate, explain, describe, clarify, understand, construe, decipher, solve, translate, enact, view, hone, recite, reenact, imitate, clone, recreate
Examples from the Web for reenacting
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Then he imagines moments in each of those three lives of the building, reenacting them on video with actors in costume.The Art Exhibition Documenta Contains Almost Too Much Good Art to Experience
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Because it was reenacting the law of God; because slavery had already been prohibited by physical geography.
The rest stepped the tune to the singing of the Twa Sisters, reenacting the story of the old ballad as it moved along.Blue Ridge Country
- 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 reenacting
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