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legislate

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to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action
  • wants the Congress to legislate new laws banning the use of these types of weapons

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The first known use of legislate was in 1656

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“Legislate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/legislate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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