HyperDic: enact

English > 2 senses of the word enact:
VERBsocialenact, ordainorder by virtue of superior authority
creationenact, reenact, act outact out
enact > pronunciation
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > enact: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningOrder by virtue of superior authority; decree.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
Narrowerlegislate, passmake laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
reenactenact again
Broaderdecreeissue a decree
Nounsenactmentthe passing of a law by a legislative body
English > enact: 2 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningact out; represent or perform as if in a play.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
Synonymsreenact, act out
Broaderact, play, representPlay a role or part
Nounsenactmentacting the part of a character on stage

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