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"enact" in British English

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enactverb

uk   us   /ɪˈnækt/
  • enact verb (MAKE LAW)

[T often passive] specialized law to put something into ​action, ​especially to make something ​law: A ​package of ​economicsanctions is to be enacted against the ​country.
  • enact verb (PERFORM)

[T] formal to ​perform a ​story or ​play: The ​stories are enacted using ​music, ​dance and ​mime.
enactment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
(Definition of enact from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enactverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈnækt/
to make a ​law, or to make an ​idea into a ​law: For the second ​year, ​nationallawmakersfailed to enact ​environmentallegislation.
(Definition of enact from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"enact" in Business English

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enactverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈnækt/
LAW to make a ​law or a ​rule become ​official: The ​government is to enact a ​lawaimed at ​improvingsafety on ​constructionsites.
enactment
noun [C or U]
There must be ​consultation with ​employer and ​employeerepresentatives before the enactment of new ​regulations.
(Definition of enact from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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