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Synonyms of 'legislate'

(verb) 
Definition
to bring into effect by legislation
You cannot legislate to change attitudes.
Synonyms
make laws
,
establish laws
,
prescribe
The judge said he was passing the sentence prescribed by law.
,
enact laws
,
pass laws
,
ordain (formal)
He ordained that they should wear uniform in public.
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codify laws
,
put laws in force

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ordain
Definition
to decree or order with authority
He ordained that they should wear uniform in public.
in the sense of prescribe
Definition
to lay down as a rule
The judge said he was passing the sentence prescribed by law.

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