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act

act

 
 
pronunciation:
aekt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is done.
Firefighters perform many acts of courage in their job.
synonyms:
action
similar words:
achievement, activity, conduct, move, performance, task, thing, transaction, turn, work
definition 2: a short performance, or one part of a whole performance, of music, dance, or other entertainment.
The children enjoyed the clown's act.
synonyms:
performance, show
similar words:
bit, stand
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: acted, acting, acts
definition 1: to do something with purpose or energy.
He acted with courage in battle.
synonyms:
function
similar words:
behave, deal, engage, go, move, run
definition 2: to perform in plays, movies, or on television.
She acted in the school play.
 
similar words:
dance, play, sing
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