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ENACT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enact mean? 

ENACT (verb)
  The verb ENACT has 2 senses:

1. order by virtue of superior authority; decree
2. act out; represent or perform as if in a play

  Familiarity information: ENACT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENACT (verb)


Sense 1enact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Order by virtue of superior authority; decree

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

enact; ordain

Context examples:

The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews / the legislature enacted this law in 1985

Hypernyms (to "enact" is one way to...):

decree (issue a decree)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "enact"):

reenact (enact again)

legislate; pass (make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2enact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act out; represent or perform as if in a play

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

act out; enact; reenact

Context example:

She reenacted what had happened earlier that day

Hypernyms (to "enact" is one way to...):

act; play; represent (play a role or part)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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