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Synonyms for legislate
ˈlɛdʒ ɪsˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legislate, pass(verb)

    make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation

    "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"

    drop dead, exceed, travel by, slide by, transcend, choke, go along, pass by, overhaul, surpass, pass on, blow over, egest, return, run, fall out, lead, pass off, go through, reach, pass away, perish, slip by, fleet, lapse, extend, sink, croak, decease, come about, buy the farm, eliminate, fade, fall, slip away, go across, overstep, give, go, happen, clear, go on, go past, make it, occur, excrete, pass, guide, take place, pass along, elapse, glide by, pop off, communicate, put across, authorise, turn over, snuff it, conk, devolve, draw, authorize, spend, exit, go by, top, overtake, kick the bucket, evanesce, make pass, give-up the ghost, hap, cash in one's chips, expire, hand, die

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. legislate(v. n.)

    make laws, enact laws

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    legislates, legislative, regulate

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  1. Quinton Lucas:

    This ballot measure should remind all of us in City Hall that the way we do things matters, we must continue to legislate by bringing people together, seeking input from those with different perspectives and working to consensus-build on the issues that matter most to our community.

  2. Tony Blair:

    If you're deciding you want to make your own rules, and you still want access to the European markets, that's a tricky negotiation and I don't see any way that that can be concluded by the end of next year, if Boris Johnson's serious and Boris Johnson says,' right, we're going to legislate that we're out no matter what in 2020,' Boris Johnson's going to find that very difficult unless Boris Johnson's prepared to make a lot of concessions to Europe.

  3. Jeff Melvoin:

    Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We've become a nation of wimps We think we're entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short.

  4. President Obama:

    My strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done, in my first two years I wasn't relying on executive powers because I had big majorities in the Congress and we were able to get bills done, get bills passed. And even after we lost the majorities in Congress, I bent over backwards consistently to try to find compromise.

  5. John Cornyn:

    Judge Kavanaugh is an exceptionally-qualified jurist who will be a fair and impartial arbiter of the law and will not legislate from the bench, throughout his tenure, Judge Kavanaugh has served with a high moral standard and demonstrated a clear commitment to faithfully interpreting the Constitution.

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