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legislate (v.)

"to make laws," 1805, back-formation from legislation or legislator. Related: Legislated; legislating.

updated on June 09, 2016

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Definitions of legislate from WordNet

legislate (v.)
make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation;
We cannot legislate how people spend their free time
Synonyms: pass
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