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legislate

leg·is·late

legislate

 
 
pronunciation:
le jih sleIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: legislate, legislated, legislating
definition: to create a law or laws.
The fundamental purpose of the Congress is to legislate.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to control or put limits on by legislation.
The government legislates immigration.
definition 2: to put into law; enact.
This government has legislated important reforms since it came into power.
 
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