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Act — synonyms, act antonyms, definition

1. act (Noun)

65 synonyms
accomplishment achievement acquisition action affair amendment appearance attainment award bill bit blow decree deed doing draft edict enactment entertainment execution • • •
5 definitions

act (Noun) — Something that people do or cause to happen.

act (Noun) — (law) a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee, society or legislative body.

act (Noun) — A subdivision of a play, opera or ballet.

act (Noun) — A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program. ex. "he did his act three times every evening"

act (Noun) — A manifestation of insincerity. ex. "he put on quite an act for her benefit"

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dramatic composition dramatic work event expression instrument legal document legal instrument manifestation official document performance public presentation reflection reflexion
86 types
Legitimation abidance acquiring action activity actuation assessment assumption causation causing communicating communication decree delivery departure derivation digging up discovery disinterment disposal • • •
1 part
6 parts of
ballet concert dance drama dramatic play opera play

2. act (Verb)

71 synonym
accomplish achieve act as act out appear bear behave bring about carry out characterise characterize command complete comport oneself conduct confront consummate deal deport dissemble • • •
1 antonym
10 definitions

act (Verb) — Perform an action; do something. ex. "think before you act" ex. "The governor should act on the new energy bill" ex. "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

act (Verb) — Show a certain behaviour; conduct or comport oneself. ex. "You should act like an adult" ex. "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

act (Verb) — (performing arts) Perform a role or part. ex. "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"

act (Verb) — Discharge one's duties. ex. "She acts as the chair" ex. "In what capacity are you acting?"

act (Verb) — Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind. ex. "He acted the idiot"

act (Verb) — Be suitable for theatrical performance. ex. "This scene acts well"

act (Verb) — Have a desired or expected effect or outcome. ex. "The breaks of my new car act quickly"

act (Verb) — Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure.

act (Verb) — Behave unnaturally or affectedly. ex. "She's just acting"

act (Verb) — (dramaturgy) perform on a stage or theatre. ex. "She acts in this play" ex. "He acted in 'Julius Caesar'"

9 types of
be bring home the bacon come through deliver the goods perform re-create serve succeed win
224 types
Ham acquit act involuntarily act on act out act reflexively act superior aggress alternate antagonise antagonize anticipate approach assay assume attack attempt backslap bank bear • • •
3 see also
act on act up act upon