enact vs reenact what difference

what is difference between enact and reenact

English

Etymology

From Middle English enacten, from en-, from Old French en- (to cause to be), from Latin in- (in) and Old French acte (perform, do), from Latin actum, past participle of ago (set in motion).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈnækt/
  • Rhymes: -ækt

Verb

enact (third-person singular simple present enacts, present participle enacting, simple past and past participle enacted)

  1. (transitive, law) to make (a bill) into law
  2. (transitive) to act the part of; to play
  3. (transitive) to do; to effect

Derived terms

Related terms

  • act

Translations

Noun

enact

  1. (obsolete) purpose; determination



English

Alternative forms

  • re-enact, reënact

Etymology

re- +‎ enact

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹi.ɪnækt/, /ɹi.ənækt/, /ɹi.ɛnækt/

Verb

reenact (third-person singular simple present reenacts, present participle reenacting, simple past and past participle reenacted)

  1. To enact again.
  2. To recreate an event, especially a historical battle.

Derived terms

  • reenactor
  • reenactment

Translations

Anagrams

  • centare, crenate, enacter, trecena

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