Definitions for Enactɛnˈækt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to make into an act or statute:

    to enact a new tax law.

    Category: Law

  2. to represent in or as if in a play or the like; act the part of.

    Category: Showbiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordain, enact(verb)

    order by virtue of superior authority; decree

    "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

  2. enact, reenact, act out(verb)

    act out; represent or perform as if in a play

    "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"


  1. enact(Verb)

    to make (a bill) into law

  2. enact(Verb)

    to act the part of; to play

  3. enact(Verb)

    to do; to effect

  4. Origin: From enacten, from en-, from en-, from in- and acte, from actum, past participle of ago#Latin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enact(verb)

    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

  2. Enact(verb)

    to act; to perform; to do; to effect

  3. Enact(verb)

    to act the part of; to represent; to play

  4. Enact(noun)

    purpose; determination

Translations for Enact

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to act (a rôle, scene etc) not necessarily on stage.

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