Meaning of “legislate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] us uk /ˈledʒɪsleɪt/

If a government legislates, it makes a new law:

We believe it is possible to legislate against racism.
It's hard to legislate for (= make a law that will protect) the ownership of an idea.

(Definition of “legislate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)