- 1[often passive] enact something | it is enacted that… (law) to pass a law legislation enacted by parliament
- 2[often passive] enact something (formal) to perform a play or act a part in a play scenes from history enacted by local residents See related entries: Producing a play
- 3be enacted (formal) to take place synonym play out They seemed unaware of the drama being enacted a few feet away from them.
- 4enact something to put something into practice This involves identifying problems and enacting solutions. Word Origin late Middle English (formerly also as inact): from en-, in-, + act, suggested by medieval Latin inactare, inactitare.
BrE BrE//ɪˈnækt//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnækt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enact
BrE BrE//ɪˈnækt//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnækt//he / she / it enacts
BrE BrE//ɪˈnækts//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnækts//past simple enacted
BrE BrE//ɪˈnæktɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnæktɪd//past participle enacted
BrE BrE//ɪˈnæktɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnæktɪd//-ing form enacting
BrE BrE//ɪˈnæktɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnæktɪŋ//Producing a play