act


act

noun

Definition of ACT

1
a performance regularly presented by an individual or group <in his nightclub act he impersonates a veritable galaxy of movie stars>
Synonyms bit, number, routine, shtick (also schtick or shtik), turn
Related Words signature
2
a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <was putting on an act when she said she didn't mind being left out of the outing>
Synonyms act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, show
3
a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority and especially a legislature <the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public buildings to have wheelchair access>
Near Antonyms higher law
4
something done by someone <it's acts such as this—lying about having to work late—that make me feel like I can't trust you>
Synonyms act, deed, doing, exploit, feat, thing

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