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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

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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