Hyphenation of act

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Definitions of act:

A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
Something that people do or cause to happen
A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
He did his act three times every evening She had a catchy little routine It was one of the best numbers he ever did
A manifestation of insincerity
He put on quite an act for her benefit
Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Think before you act We must move quickly The governor should act on the new energy bill The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel
Behave in a certain manner
Show a certain behavior Conduct or comport oneself You should act like an adult Don't behave like a fool What makes her do this way? The dog acts ferocious
But he is really afraid of people
Play a role or part
Gielgud played Hamlet She wants to act Lady Macbeth
But she is too young for the role
She played the servant to her husband's master
Discharge one's duties
She acts as the chair In what capacity are you acting?
Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
He acted the idiot She plays deaf when the news are bad
Be suitable for theatrical performance
This scene acts well
Have an effect or outcome
Often the one desired or expected The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought How does your idea work in practice? This method doesn't work The breaks of my new car act quickly The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water
Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
Behave unnaturally or affectedly
She's just acting
Perform on a stage or theater
She acts in this play He acted in `Julius Caesar' I played in `A Christmas Carol'

Synonyms of act:

noun enactment, legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
nounhuman action, human activity
noundramatic composition, dramatic work
noun routine, number, turn, bit, performance, public presentation
noun expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
verb move, act on, act up, act upon
verb behave, do, act up
verb play, represent, re-create
verb serve
verb play, act as, behave, do
verb be
verb work, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
verb dissemble, pretend
verb play, roleplay, playact, perform

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