verb (used with object)
- to make into an act or statute: Congress has enacted a new tax law.
- to represent on or as on the stage; act the part of: to enact Hamlet.
- to make into an act or statute
- to establish by law; ordain or decree
- to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out
v.early 15c., from en- (1) “make, put in” + act. Related: Enacted; enacting.