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Definition of legislate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] legislate (for/against/on something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they legislate
    he / she / it legislates
    past simple legislated
    -ing form legislating
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  1. 1to make a law affecting something The government will legislate against discrimination in the workplace.
  2. 2(figurative) You can't legislate against bad luck! They promised to legislate to protect people's right to privacy.
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