1. [syn: legislate, pass]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Legislate \Leg"is*late\ (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Legislated (-l[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
Legislating (-l[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [See Legislator.]
To make or enact a law or laws.
Solon, in legislating for the Athenians, had an idea of
a more perfect constitution than he gave them. --Bp.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation;
"They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how
people spend their free time" [syn: legislate, pass]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "legislate":
authorize, constitute, declare lawful, decree, enact, enact laws,
establish, filibuster, formulate, get the floor, have the floor,
kill, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize,
lobby through, logroll, make a regulation, make legal, ordain,
pass, pigeonhole, pocket, prescribe, put in force, put through,
railroad through, regulate, roll logs, sanction, table,
take the floor, validate, veto, yield the floor