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Act (IPA: /ˈækt/)


Act (n.)

That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.

Act (n.)

The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress.

Act (n.)

A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done.

Act (n.)

A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed.

Act (n.)

A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.

Act (n.)

A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence.

Act (n.)

Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing).

Act (v. t.)

To move to action; to actuate; to animate.

Act (v. t.)

To perform; to execute; to do.

Act (v. t.)

To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.

Act (v. t.)

To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero.

Act (v. t.)

To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.

Act (v. i.)

To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.

Act (v. i.)

To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.

Act (v. i.)

To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.

Act (v. i.)

To perform on the stage; to represent a character.

Act

Division or unit of a drama

Act

Type of document

Act

Formal written document that creates law, including acts, executive orders, and by-laws

Act

Genetic element in the species Mus musculus

Act

Genetic element in the species Drosophila melanogaster

Act Synonyms

Enactment

Act Synonyms

Human Action, Human Activity

Act Synonyms

Number, Turn, Routine, Bi

Act Synonyms

Act Up, Behave, Do

Act Synonyms

Pretend, Dissemble

Act Synonyms

Act On, Act Up, Act Upon, Move

Act Synonyms

Play, Represent

Act Synonyms

Act As, Play

Act Synonyms

Play, Playact, Roleplay

Act Synonyms

Work

Translations

Act in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "People will challenge you, question you, try to get you off track. Don't listen to the temptation to act out of character ."" - T. B. Joshua

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "You didn't have to go and kick me!" You're quite right. It was an entirely voluntary act on my part ." (p. 101)" - Discworld

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (repeated line) Live fast, think fast, act fast." - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Example Sentence (Quote)

"* Love is a simple thing and a deep thing: it is an act of life and not an illusion. Art is an illusion." - Love

Example Sentence (Quote)

" *Don't act without an object." - Hawaiian proverbs


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