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as in turn
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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as in law
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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as in to work
to produce a desired effect the painkiller acted surprisingly quickly

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as in to seem
to give the impression of being always acting helpless, just to get attention

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as in to serve
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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as in to mock
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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“Act.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/act. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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