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act

act

 
 
pronunciation:
aekt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
clean up one's act, get one's act together, act up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing that is done; deed.
His act of bravery saved the child from drowning.
synonyms:
action, deed
similar words:
accomplishment, achievement, activity, conduct, execution, exploit, feat, move, performance, task, thing, transaction, turn, work
definition 2: the process of doing something.
He caught the puppy in the act of stealing the hamburger.
synonyms:
action, operation, practice, process
similar words:
execution, exercise, labor, performance, production, work
definition 3: a behavior of pretending to be or to feel something that is not true.
Her sadness was just an act.
synonyms:
fake, pose, show
similar words:
counterfeit, front, posture
definition 4: a short performance by a musician, comedian, or other entertainer.
The magician worked hard to improve his act.
synonyms:
performance, show
similar words:
bit, sketch, skit, stand
definition 5: one of the main parts of a play or opera.
She sang a song in the third act of the play.
similar words:
division, episode, narrative, scene, segment, sketch
definition 6: a law.
The senators passed an act against drunk driving.
synonyms:
law, resolution, ruling
similar words:
declaration, decree, determination, judgment, legislation, mandate, proclamation, regulation, rule, verdict
phrase: clean up one's act
phrase: get one's act together
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: acted, acting, acts
definition 1: to do something with purpose or energy.
He acted with great courage in battle.
synonyms:
function
similar words:
behave, deal, engage, go, move, run
definition 2: to be a performer in plays or movies; play a role.
She acted in the school play.
 
similar words:
dance, play, sing
definition 3: to pretend to be.
He acted happy to see them.
synonyms:
pretend
similar words:
bluff, masquerade, pose, put on
phrase: act up
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