Part of speech: verb

To bring about by legislation; make or enact laws.

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Usage examples "legislate":

  1. We can't just will ourselves to stop growing, and we can't legislate against biology. - "This Crowded Earth", Robert Bloch.
  2. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it. - "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.
  3. To immunise society is not, however, a mere juggler's trick; we cannot ask Washington to legislate us into immunity. - "American World Policies", Walter E. Weyl.