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Verb (transitive)


Verb enact has 2 senses

  • enact(v = verb.social) ordain - order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
  • is one way to decree
    Derived form noun enactment1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  • enact(v = verb.creation) act out, reenact - act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
  • is one way to act, play, represent
    Derived form noun enactment3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something


enactv. t. 
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To act; to perform; to do; to effect.  [1913 Webster]
    "The king enacts more wonders than a man."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To act the part of; to represent; to play.  [1913 Webster]
    "I did enact Julius Caesar."  [1913 Webster]
Enacting clause, that clause of a bill which formally expresses the legislative sanction.
     Purpose; determination.  [1913 Webster]


enact, v.tr.
1 a (often foll. by that + clause) ordain, decree. b make (a bill etc.) law.
2 play (a part or scene on stage or in life).

enactable adj. enaction n. enactive adj. enactor n. enactory adj.



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



The Drama

VB act, play, perform, put on the stage, personate, mimic, enact, play a part, act a part, go through a part, perform a part, rehearse, spout, gag, rant, strut and fret one's hour upon a stage, tread the boards, tread the stage, come out, star it.


VB do, perform, execute, achieve, transact, enact, commit, perpetrate, inflict, exercise, prosecute, carry on, work, practice, play, employ oneself, ply one's task, officiate, have in hand, labor, be at work, pursue a course, shape one's course, act, operate, take action, take steps, strike a blow, lift a finger, stretch forth one's hand, take in hand, put oneself in motion, put in practice, carry into execution, act upon, be an actor, take a part in, act a part in, play a part in, perform a part in, participate in, have a hand in, have a finger in the pie, have to do with, be a party to, be a participator in, bear a hand, lend a hand, pull an oar, run in a race, mix oneself up with, be in action, come into operation.


VB transact, execute, despatch, dispatch, proceed with, discharge, carry on, carry through, carry out, carry into effect, put into effect, work out, go through, get through, enact, put into practice, do, officiate, bear oneself, behave oneself, comport oneself, demean oneself, carry oneself, conduct oneself, acquit oneself, run a race, lead a life, play a game, take a course, adopt a course, steer one's course, shape one's course, play one's paint, play one's cards, shift for oneself, paddle one's own canoe, bail one's own boat, conduct, manage, supervise, participate, deal with, have to do with, treat, handle a case, take steps, take measures.


VB effect, effectuate, accomplish, achieve, compass, consummate, hammer out, bring to maturity, bring to perfection, perfect, complete, elaborate, do, execute, make, go through, get through, work out, enact, bring about, bring to bear, bring to pass, bring through, bring to a head, despatch, dispatch, knock off, finish off, polish off, make short work of, dispose of, set at rest, perform, discharge, fulfill, realize, put in practice, put in force, carry out, carry into effect, carry into execution, make good, be as good as one's word, do thoroughly, not do by halves, go the whole hog, drive home, be in at the death, carry through, play out, exhaust, fill the bill, finish, bring to a close, wind up, stamp, clinch, seal, set the seal on, put the seal, give the final touch, to, put the last, put the finishing hand to, put the finishing touches on, crown, crown all, cap, ripen, culminate, come to a head, come to a crisis, come to its end, die a natural death, die of old age, run its course, run one's race, touch the goal, reach the goal, attain the goal, reach, get in the harvest.


VB command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders, prescribe, set, appoint, mark out, set a task, prescribe a task, impose a task, set to work, put in requisition, bid, enjoin, charge, call upon, instruct, require at the hands of, exact, impose, tax, task, demand, insist on, claim, lay claim to, revendicate, reclaim, cite, summon, call for, send for, subpoena, beckon, issue a command, make a requisition, issue a requisition, promulgate a requisition, make a decree, issue a decree, promulgate a decree, make an order, issue an order, promulgate an order, give the word of command, give the word, give the signal, call to order, give the law, lay down the law, assume the command, remand, be ordered, receive an order.


VB legalize, enact, ordain, decree, pass a law, enact a regulation, legislate, codify, formulate, regulate.

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