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Definitions of act

  1. To be in action or motion; to exert power; to produce effects; to operate; to perform; to behave. To act up to, to be equal to in action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To move to action; to actuate; to animate. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To perform; to execute; to do. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To feign or counterfeit; to simulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To perform or play, as on the stage; personate; feign. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To perform: to imitate or play the part of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To perform on the stage; to represent a character. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To exert force or energy; to behave; to do; to perform on the stage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To exert force or influence: to produce an effect: to behave one's self. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. To perform an act; behave; do; perform on the stage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To perform; to play the part of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To do; to exert power; to perform. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing). Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A law. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A deed; that which is done; the process of doing; a decree, edict, or law; the judgment of a court; a formal writing; one of the principal divisions of a drama or play. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Something done or doing: an exploit: a law: a part of a play. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. A deed; a law; a division of a drama. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To perform; to behave one's self; to play a part. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. The exertion of power; something done; a deed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A section of a play or drama. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Action; performance; a deed; a state of reality, as opposed to possibility; a division of a play during which the action proceeds without interruption; a decree, edict, or law. A deed in writing, proving the truth of some transaction. In English universities, a thesis maintained in public by a candidate for a degree. At Oxford, the time when the masters and doctors complete their degrees; and which at Cambridge is called commencement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. A deed; a doing; power exerted; an exploit; a decree or law. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for act

  1. " No, no," said Susy; " I haven't come here to act servant to you, Aunt Church." – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. You ain't a fool, even if you do act like one. – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
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