Definition of reenact
1 : to enact (something, such as a law) again
2 : to act or perform again
3 : to repeat the actions of (an earlier event or incident)
reenactmentplay \-ˈnak(t)-mənt\ noun
Examples of reenact in a Sentence
The group reenacted a famous American Civil War battle.
Recent Examples of reenact from the Web
The President may reenact the ban on bringing those goodies back as well.
Dressed like bears, goats, stags and monsters, the people of the village jump, shout and reenact wild hunts as part of the annual festivals that celebrate the winter solstice and beginning of spring.
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First Known Use of reenact
REENACT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reenact for English Language Learners
: to repeat the actions of (an event)
REENACT Defined for Kids
Definition of reenact for Students
: to repeat the actions of (an earlier event) The group reenacted the battle.
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