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 for legislate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Legislate \Leg"is*late\ (l[e^]j"[i^]s*l[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p.
     p. Legislated (-l[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Legislating (-l[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [See Legislator.]
     To make or enact a law or laws.
     [1913 Webster]
           Solon, in legislating for the Athenians, had an idea of
           a more perfect constitution than he gave them. --Bp.
                                                    Watson (1805).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation;
           "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how
           people spend their free time" [syn: legislate, pass]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "legislate":
     authorize, constitute, declare lawful, decree, enact, enact laws,
     establish, filibuster, formulate, get the floor, have the floor,
     kill, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize,
     lobby through, logroll, make a regulation, make legal, ordain,
     pass, pigeonhole, pocket, prescribe, put in force, put through,
     railroad through, regulate, roll logs, sanction, table,
     take the floor, validate, veto, yield the floor

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