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Definition of "enact" []

  • To make into law: Congress enacted a tax reform bill. (verb-transitive)
  • To act (something) out, as on a stage: enacted the part of the parent. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enact" in a sentence
  • "The policy Kentucky needs to enact is one in which prisoners are able to worship the religion they choose, even Satanism, and Kentucky need not restrict the prisoners of their fundamental right of freedom of religion according to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution."
  • "Just as the power to enact is the power to repeal."
  • "But that would require a constitutional amendment to enact, which is a difficult process."