intransitive verb-·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
to make or pass a law or laws
Origin of legislateback-formation from legislator
to cause to be, become, go, etc. by making laws
verbleg·is·lat·ed, leg·is·lat·ing, leg·is·lates
To draft or enact laws.
- To draft or enact (a law).
- To bring about, establish, or influence by means of legislation: legislate safety standards; legislate social attitudes.
Origin of legislateBack-formation from legislator
(third-person singular simple present legislates, present participle legislating, simple past and past participle legislated)