- 1to make a law affecting something The government will legislate against discrimination in the workplace.
- 2(figurative) You can't legislate against bad luck! They promised to legislate to protect people's right to privacy.
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NAmE//ˈlɛdʒəsˌleɪt//[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