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act

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1 a performance regularly presented by an individual or group

  • in his nightclub act he impersonates a veritable galaxy of movie stars
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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
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4 something done by someone

  • itʼs acts such as this—lying about having to work late—that make me feel like I canʼt trust you
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act

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1 to present a portrayal or performance of

  • a local student acted the part of Tiny Tim in our theater company's production of A Christmas Carol
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2 to produce a desired effect

  • the painkiller acted surprisingly quickly
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take effect, take hold

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3 to give the impression of being

  • always acting helpless, just to get attention
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4 to have a certain purpose

  • the tail feathers of woodpeckers act as props while the birds excavate tree trunks for insects
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5 to present a false appearance of

  • if you act confident long enough, you'll begin to actually feel it
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make believe

6 to pretend to be (what one is not) in appearance or behavior

  • someone who is willing to act the helpless little thing when she wants attention
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