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4 definitions found
 for enact
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enact \En*act"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enacted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Enacting.]
     1. To decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to
        make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative
        act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity
        of law.
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     2. To act; to perform; to do; to effect. [Obs.]
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              The king enacts more wonders than a man. --Shak.
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     3. To act the part of; to represent; to play.
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              I did enact Julius Caesar.            --Shak.
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     Enacting clause, that clause of a bill which formally
        expresses the legislative sanction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enact \En*act"\, n.
     Purpose; determination. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  enact
      v 1: order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King
           ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the
           legislature enacted this law in 1985" [syn: ordain,
           enact]
      2: act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted
         what had happened earlier that day" [syn: enact, reenact,
         act out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  155 Moby Thesaurus words for "enact":
     accomplish, achieve, act, act a part, act as, act out, affect, ape,
     attain, authorize, betoken, brandish, breathe, bring about,
     bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out,
     bring to notice, carry through, command, compass, complete,
     conduct, constitute, consummate, cope with, copy, create a role,
     dangle, deal with, declare lawful, decree, demonstrate, depict,
     develop, discharge, disclose, discourse, dispatch, display,
     dispose of, divulge, do, do the job, do the trick, dramatize,
     effect, effectuate, embody, enact laws, establish, evidence,
     evince, execute, exhibit, expose to view, express, fetch,
     filibuster, flaunt, flourish, formulate, fulfill, get the floor,
     give sign, give token, handle, have the floor, highlight,
     illuminate, impersonate, incarnate, indicate, institute, kill,
     knock off, legalize, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize,
     legitimize, lobby through, logroll, make, make a regulation,
     make clear, make legal, make plain, manage, manifest,
     masquerade as, materialize, mean, mime, mimic, ordain, order,
     pantomime, parade, pass, pass for, perform, personate, pigeonhole,
     play, play a part, play a role, play opposite, playact, pocket,
     polish off, portray, pose as, prescribe, present, pretend to be,
     proclaim, produce, put away, put in force, put through,
     railroad through, ratify, realize, regulate, represent, reveal,
     roll logs, roll out, rule, sanction, set forth, show, show forth,
     spotlight, succeed, support, sustain a part, table, take a part,
     take care of, take off, take the floor, token, transact, trot out,
     turn the trick, unfold, validate, veto, wave, work, work out,
     yield the floor
  
  

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