Definition of enact in English:


Pronunciation /enˈakt/ /ɛnˈækt/ /inˈakt/ /ɪnˈækt/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Make (a bill or other proposal) law.

    • ‘legislation was enacted in 1987 to attract international companies’
    1. 1.1Put into practice (a belief, idea, or suggestion).
  • 2Act out (a role or play) on stage.


Late Middle English (formerly also as inact): from en-, in-, + act, suggested by medieval Latin inactare, inactitare.