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English verb: enact

1. enact (social) order by virtue of superior authority; decree


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


Synonymsordain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)decree


Narrower (hyponym)legislate, pass, reenact

2. enact (creation) act out; represent or perform as if in a play


SamplesShe reenacted what had happened earlier that day.


Synonymsact out, reenact


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, play, represent









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