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enact
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Pronunciation: /nakt , -/
Definition of enact in English:
VERB
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1 Make (a bill or other proposal) law:

legislation was enacted to attract international companies


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2 Put into practice (an idea or suggestion):

the pressure groups aim was to see the proposals enacted


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3 Act out (a role or play) on stage:

Mystery Plays were staged and enacted by members of the guilds


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3.1 (be enacted) Take place:

walkers stopped to watch, aware that some tragedy was being enacted
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Origin
late Middle English (formerly also as inact): from en-1, in-2, + act, suggested by medieval Latin inactare, inactitare.

Derivatives
enactable
1 ADJECTIVE

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enaction
2 NOUN

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enactive
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enactor
4 NOUN

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Words that rhyme with enact


abreact, abstract, act, attract, bract, compact, contract, counteract, diffract, exact, extract, fact, humpbacked, impact, interact, matter-offact, pact, protract, redact, refract, retroact, subcontract, subtract, tact, tract, transact, unbacked, underact, untracked

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enabling act

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enact
in English synonyms

enact
in Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

re-enact
in British & World English

Son-of-Sam law
in Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

drafter; draftsman; draughtsman; draftsperson


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disadvantage (vb.)
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