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"legislate" in British English

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legislateverb [I]

uk   /ˈledʒ.ɪ.sleɪt/  us   /ˈledʒ.ə.sleɪt/ formal
If a ​government legislates, it makes a new ​law: They ​promised to legislate againstcigaretteadvertising. It's hard to legislate for (= make a ​law that will ​protect) the ​ownership of an ​idea.
(Definition of legislate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legislate" in American English

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legislateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈledʒ·əsˌleɪt/
politics & government to make ​laws: [T] The Clean Air Act legislated a reduction of ​pollution from ​powerplants.
(Definition of legislate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"legislate" in Business English

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legislateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈledʒɪsleɪt/ LAW
to make ​rules or ​lawsrelating to a particular ​activity: We cannot legislate a ​charge on ​businesses outside the ​state.legislate for/on sth The ​purpose of the Electronic Communications Bill was to legislate for a ​framework in which ​e-commerce could safely take ​place.legislate against sth Legislating against ​carbonemissions is ​central to the Kyoto Protocol ​agreement.legislate on sth In the ​interests of ​balancing the ​economy, ​Congress must legislate on ​trade.legislate to do sth Several ​ministers are legislating to ​banpoliticaldonations from ​people not ​registered to ​vote.
(Definition of legislate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legislate”
in Korean 법률을 제정하다…
in Arabic يَشرّع…
in Malaysian menggubal…
in French légiférer…
in Russian издавать законы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 立法…
in Italian legiferare…
in Turkish yasa çıkarmak, kanun yapmak…
in Polish ustanawiać prawo lub prawa…
in Spanish legislar…
in Vietnamese lập pháp…
in Portuguese legislar…
in Thai ออกกฎหมาย…
in German Gesetze geben…
in Catalan legislar…
in Japanese 法律を定める…
in Chinese (Simplified) 立法…
in Indonesian menjadikan undang-undang…
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