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act (n):
something that people do or cause to happen
act (n):
a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
Samples
he did his act three times every evening.
she had a catchy little routine.
it was one of the best numbers he ever did
act (n):
a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
act (n):
a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
act (n):
a manifestation of insincerity
Samples
he put on quite an act for her benefit
act (v):
behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
Samples
You should act like an adult.
Don't behave like a fool.
What makes her do this way?
The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
act (v):
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
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He acted the idiot.
She plays deaf when the news are bad
act (v):
discharge one's duties
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She acts as the chair.
In what capacity are you acting?
act (v):
play a role or part
Samples
Gielgud played Hamlet.
She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role.
She played the servant to her husband's master

Related Words: playrepresent
act (v):
perform on a stage or theater
Samples
She acts in this play.
He acted in `Julius Caesar'.
I played in `A Christmas Carol'

Related Words: playplayroleplay
act (v):
behave unnaturally or affectedly
Samples
She's just acting
Related Words: pretend
act (v):
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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think before you act.
We must move quickly.
The governor should act on the new energy bill.
The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

Related Words: move
act (v):
be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
act (v):
have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
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The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought.
How does your idea work in practice?
This method doesn't work.
The breaks of my new car act quickly.
The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water

Related Word: work
act (v):
be suitable for theatrical performance
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This scene acts well
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