enact
Verb

enact (enacts, present participle enacting; past and past participle enacted)

  1. (transitive, legal) to make (a bill) into law
  2. (transitive) to act the part of; to play
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
      I did enact Julius Caesar.
  3. (transitive) to do; to effect
    • c. 1593, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Richard the Third: […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iv]:
      The king enacts more wonders than a man.
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enact

  1. (obsolete) purpose; determination



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