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Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that - enact laws that significantly infringe this fundamental human right.
Bob Barr

Meaning of "enact" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENACT

enact  [ɪnˈækt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENACT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Enact is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb enact in English.

WHAT DOES ENACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Promulgation

Promulgation is the act of formally proclaiming or declaring a new statutory or administrative law after its enactment. In some jurisdictions, this additional step is necessary before the law can take effect. After a new law is approved, it is announced to the public through the publication of the text of the law in a government periodical and/or on official websites. National laws of extraordinary importance to the public may be announced by the head of state on a national broadcast. Local laws are usually announced in the local newspapers and published in bulletins or compendia of municipal regulations.

Definition of enact in the English dictionary

The first definition of enact in the dictionary is to make into an act or statute. Other definition of enact is to establish by law; ordain or decree. Enact is also to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ENACT

PRESENT

Present
I enact
you enact
he/she/it enacts
we enact
you enact
they enact
Present continuous
I am enacting
you are enacting
he/she/it is enacting
we are enacting
you are enacting
they are enacting
Present perfect
I have enacted
you have enacted
he/she/it has enacted
we have enacted
you have enacted
they have enacted
Present perfect continuous
I have been enacting
you have been enacting
he/she/it has been enacting
we have been enacting
you have been enacting
they have been enacting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I enacted
you enacted
he/she/it enacted
we enacted
you enacted
they enacted
Past continuous
I was enacting
you were enacting
he/she/it was enacting
we were enacting
you were enacting
they were enacting
Past perfect
I had enacted
you had enacted
he/she/it had enacted
we had enacted
you had enacted
they had enacted
Past perfect continuous
I had been enacting
you had been enacting
he/she/it had been enacting
we had been enacting
you had been enacting
they had been enacting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will enact
you will enact
he/she/it will enact
we will enact
you will enact
they will enact
Future continuous
I will be enacting
you will be enacting
he/she/it will be enacting
we will be enacting
you will be enacting
they will be enacting
Future perfect
I will have enacted
you will have enacted
he/she/it will have enacted
we will have enacted
you will have enacted
they will have enacted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been enacting
you will have been enacting
he/she/it will have been enacting
we will have been enacting
you will have been enacting
they will have been enacting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would enact
you would enact
he/she/it would enact
we would enact
you would enact
they would enact
Conditional continuous
I would be enacting
you would be enacting
he/she/it would be enacting
we would be enacting
you would be enacting
they would be enacting
Conditional perfect
I would have enact
you would have enact
he/she/it would have enact
we would have enact
you would have enact
they would have enact
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been enacting
you would have been enacting
he/she/it would have been enacting
we would have been enacting
you would have been enacting
they would have been enacting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you enact
we let´s enact
you enact
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to enact
Past participle
enacted
Present Participle
enacting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENACT


abreact
ˌæbrɪˈækt
coact
kəʊˈækt
coenact
ˌkəʊɪnˈækt
counteract
ˌkaʊntərˈækt
interact
ˌɪntərˈækt
misact
ˌmɪsˈækt
outact
ˌaʊtˈækt
overact
ˌəʊvərˈækt
overreact
ˌəʊvərɪˈækt
preact
priːˈækt
preenact
ˌpriːɪnˈækt
re-act
riːˈækt
react
rɪˈækt
subact
sʌbˈækt
underact
ˌʌndərˈækt
underreact
ˌʌndəriːˈækt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENACT

enable
enablement
enabler
enabling
enabling act
enabling legislation
enabling technology
enactable
enaction
enactive
enactment
enactor
enactory
enacture
enalapril
enallage
enamel
enamel paint
enamel painting
enameled

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENACT

act
artifact
as a matter of fact
attract
before the fact
compact
contact
contract
exact
extract
fact
impact
in the abstract
intact
monact
pact
question of fact
re-enact
tact
tract

Synonyms and antonyms of enact in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENACT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «enact» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of enact

Translation of «enact» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENACT

Find out the translation of enact to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of enact from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «enact» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

通过
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

promulgar
570 millions of speakers

English

enact
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधिनियमित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تسن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

принять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

promulgar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আইন পাস করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

promulguer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sahkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erlassen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

立法化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 제정하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Enact
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ban hành
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाटकात काम करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sahnelemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

promulgare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uchwalenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прийняти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

adopte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θεσπίσουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

implementeer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stifta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vedta
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of enact

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENACT»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENACT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about enact

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10 QUOTES WITH «ENACT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word enact.
1
Bob Barr
Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that - enact laws that significantly infringe this fundamental human right.
2
Nellie Bly
I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
3
John Coleman
The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints.
4
Rahm Emanuel
What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?
5
Nan Hayworth
We are hopeful that President Obama, in his State of the Union Address, will express a willingness to work with Republicans to enact all of these jobs bills.
6
Ruben Hinojosa
We need to work together, on a bipartisan basis, to create new jobs, increase job training, enact real and substantive middle class tax relief, and reward companies that create jobs at home.
7
Jim Yong Kim
Institutionalized discrimination is bad for people and for societies. Widespread discrimination is also bad for economies. There is clear evidence that when societies enact laws that prevent productive people from fully participating in the workforce, economies suffer.
8
Blanche Lincoln
It certainly makes no sense to enact more laws if we cannot, or do not, enforce the ones we have.
9
Mark McKinnon
Presidents should do whatever possible and practical to encourage an environment of cooperation and bipartisanship. And they should maintain a certain level of decorum, diplomacy and decency. But, at the end of the day, presidents get elected to enact change.
10
Meghan O'Rourke
My theory is this: Women falter when they're called on to be highly self-conscious about their talents. Not when they're called on to enact them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENACT»

Discover the use of enact in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to enact and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World
In this book, Frederique Apffel-Marglin draws on a lifetime of work with the indigenous peoples of Peru and India to support her argument that the beliefs, values, and practices of such traditional peoples are ''eco-metaphysically true.''
Frederique Apffel-Marglin, 2012
2
Current Approaches in Drama Therapy
1987, ENACT has been recognized asa specialized New York City arts in education organization that excels in working with troubled youth. Reaching thousands of students each year, ENACT delivers customized workshops that employ ...
David Read Johnson, Renee Emunah, 2009
3
Industrial depressions
Laws — Concluded. enact, punishing bribery with dis- francbisment. enact, prohibiting lawyers who are legislators from accepting retainers to influence legislation. enact, prohibiting officers of public companies from speculating iu their own ...
United States. Bureau of Labor, Carroll Davidson Wright, 1886
4
Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia
373; an act to amend and re-enact section 4G1 of the Code of Virginia, as amended and re-enacted by an act approved March 14, 1910, entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 459 of the Code of Virginia, 1887, as amended and  ...
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates, 1914
5
Acts and Joint Resolutions, Amending the Constitution, of ...
An ACT to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act entitled an act to amend and re -enact section 3801 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the loading, unloading, running and transportation of railroad trains on Sunday, which became a law ...
Virginia, 1910
6
Journal
190; an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to provide for making, building and keeping in repair the public roads and bridges in Grayson eonnt_v. approved March 6, 1900, and as further amended by an act approved March 14,  ...
Virginia. General Assembly. Senate, 1918
7
Journals of the Senate of Virginia
A bill to amend and re-enact section 12, in relation to tax on wills and administrations; to amend and re-enact section 45, in relation to merchants; to amend and re-enact section 46, in relation to merchant's licenses; to amend and re-enact ...
Virginia. General Assembly. Senate, 1914
8
Enact: Drama for the Classroom
This series is a lively, multi-faceted and up-to-date resource package covering the new study design in great depth.
Hazel Edwards, 2009
9
Agent Computing and Multi-Agent Systems: 10th Pacific Rim ...
To enact a role, an agent, provided the identifier of the role instance it wants to enact, has to send a message to the role and to wait till the role replies with the information about the state of the role: its beliefs, goal, plans, etc. When the state is ...
Aditya Ghose, Guido Governatori, Ramakoti Sadananda, 2009
10
Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of ...
An ACT to amend and re-enact section 12 in relation to tax on wills and administrations; to amend and reenact section 45 in relation to merchants; to amend and re-enact section 46 in relation to merchant's licenses; to amend and re-enact ...
Virginia, 1914

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term enact is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Enact laws to legalize Chinese language teaching - Kadaga
Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has proposed the enactment of laws legalizing both the teaching and training of Chinese language ... «New Vision, Jul 15»
2
Greece crisis: Greeks seek three-year bailout loan, pledge to enact
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 8 Open Gallery 13 Greek Prime Minister ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
3
Greece racing to finalize reforms and remain in euro
... three-year aid program from Europe's bailout funds and promised to immediately enact reforms, including to taxes and pensions, in return. «The Times and Democrat, Jul 15»
4
Government to enact law for regulating moneylenders
The State government will soon enact a piece of legislation to regulate private moneylending business in the State, Law Minister T B ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
5
Is a Grexit still looming for Greece?
GREECE will today announce it will enact tax and pension reform in exchange for a three-year financial bailout package the government hopes ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
6
Pay for driver's ed
Some of that money might be restored when the state House and Senate enact a new budget; or perhaps none of it will. For now, driver training ... «Greensboro News & Record, Jul 15»
7
Tuscaloosa to enact city-wide tobacco-free policy in 2016
News Release | City of Tuscaloosa. TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — As part of ensuring the health and well-being of staff and visitors, all City of ... «Alabama's News Leader, Jul 15»
8
Greece Seeks Three-Year Loan, Pledges To Enact Reforms Next …
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a debate on Greece at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 8, 2015. «malaysiandigest.com, Jul 15»
9
California lawmakers end effort to enact right-to-die legislation this …
California lawmakers end effort to enact right-to-die legislation this year. Story. ShareShare; Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: ... «Lebanon Daily Record, Jul 15»
10
Enact law to punish those hoisting Pak flag: RSS leader
There is an urgent need to enact a law to award punishment to such elements,” said Kumar, who was here to inaugurate a private hospital of ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»

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