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act

noun

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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
  • It's acts such as this—lying about having to work late—that make me feel like I can't trust you.
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act

verb

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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
  • always giving advice and acting the expert
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