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Definition of enact verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enact
    he / she / it enacts
    past simple enacted
    -ing form enacting
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  1. 1[often passive] enact something (law) to pass a law legislation enacted by Congress
  2. 2[often passive] enact something (formal) to perform a play or act a part in a play scenes from history enacted by local residents
  3. 3be enacted (formal) to take place synonym play somethingout They seemed unaware of the drama being enacted a few feet away from them.
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