legislate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈledʒɪˌsleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theylegislate
he/she/itlegislates
present participlelegislating
past tenselegislated
past participlelegislated
  1. to create a new law and have it officially accepted

    The government could legislate to deal with such disturbances.

    legislate for/against:

    Legislating against these practices could be counterproductive.