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Meaning of ENACT

Pronunciation:  en'akt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
  2. [v]  order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"

ENACT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: act out, ordain, reenact
 See Also: act, decree, legislate, pass, play, reenact, represent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*act"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enacted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
    2. To act; to perform; to do; to effect. [Obs.]
             The king enacts more wonders than a man. --Shak.
    3. To act the part of; to represent; to play.
             I did enact Julius Caesar.            --Shak.
    {Enacting clause}, that clause of a bill which formally
       expresses the legislative sanction.
  2. \En*act"\, n.
    Purpose; determination. [Obs.]
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