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Definition of enact verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    enact

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪˈnækt//
     
    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 be played out They seemed unaware of the drama being enacted a few feet away from them.
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