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enact

[en-akt] /ɛnˈækt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make into an act or statute:
Congress has enacted a new tax law.
2.
to represent on or as on the stage; act the part of:
to enact Hamlet.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English enacten. See en-1, act
Related forms
enactable, adjective
enactor, noun
preenact, verb (used with object)
reenact, verb (used with object)
unenacted, adjective
well-enacted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for re-enact

re-enact

verb (transitive)
1.
to represent or perform (an event, etc) that has happened before

enact

/ɪnˈækt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make into an act or statute
2.
to establish by law; ordain or decree
3.
to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out
Derived Forms
enactable, adjective
enactive, enactory, adjective
enactment, enaction, noun
enactor, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-enact
v.

also reenact, 1670s, from re- "back, again" + enact. Originally of laws, etc.; meaning "to perform again, reproduce" is recorded from 1854. Related: Re-enacted; re-enacting.

enact

v.

early 15c., from en- (1) "make, put in" + act. Related: Enacted; enacting.

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