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1. act [ v ] perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

It recommended that Fulton legislators act `` to have these laws studied and revised to the end of modernizing and improving them '' .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

If an automobile were approaching him , he would know what was required of him , even_though he might not be able to act quickly enough .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

To be eligible to borrow from a Bank_for_Cooperatives , a cooperative must be an association in which farmers act together in processing and marketing farm products , purchasing farm supplies , or furnishing farm business services , and must meet the requirements set_forth in the Farm_Credit_Act_of_1933 , as amended .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

The detergent active is that substance which primarily acts to remove greasy soils .

It is evident that the requirements imposed by these effects upon any one detergent constituent acting alone are severe .

Synonyms act move Related Terms refrain try continue go take wait play react prosecute participate perform deal end_up perpetrate volunteer make_bold dare take_care cope attack rush set_about do_well create effect go_ahead make_a_point use anticipate interrupt woo get_around_to follow_through prosecute continue come_close repeat behave antagonize alternate interact act_on react behave come_to_the_fore force condescend exert surprise play sneak guard continue begin condescend misbehave dispatch maneuver go_off_at_half-cock satisfice reciprocate egotrip reward court play_out use race rampage condescend play_it_by_ear take_time_by_the_forelock stampede lord_it_over evade dally coact partner influence pursue act_up move action

2. act [ n ] a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The bond issue will go to the state courts for a friendly test_suit to test the validity of the act , and_then the sales will begin and contracts let for repair work on some of Georgia 's most heavily traveled highways .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Committee approval of Gov._Price_Daniel 's `` abandoned property '' act seemed certain Thursday despite the adamant protests of Texas bankers .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

The charge : violation of the California Medical_Practices Act by practicing medicine without a license and selling misbranded drugs .

Synonyms act enactment Related Terms legal_document legislative_act decree law

3. act [ n ] something that people do or cause to happen

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

One validated acts of school districts .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

With this act of disobedience , and not with the inception of his individual existence , man began the downward circuit on the spiral of history , descending from the created capacity for immortality to an inescapable mortality .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Yet often fear persists because , even with the most rigid ritual , one is never quite free from the uneasy feeling that one might make some mistake or that in every previous execution one had been unaware of the really decisive act .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The feeling of individual inferiority , defeat , or humilation growing out of various social situations or individual deficiencies or failures is compensated for by communion in worship or prayer with a friendly , but all-victorious Father-God , as_well as by sympathetic fellowship with others who share this faith , and by opportunities in religious acts for giving_vent to emotions and energies .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

We all believe that toward acts or effects of a certain kind one attitude is fitting and another not ; but on the theory before us such a belief would not make_sense .

Synonyms act human_action human_activity Related Terms action activity production communication judgment radioactivity distribution forfeit rejection hindrance stop stay residency group_action arrest wear waste legitimation assumption motivating speech_act proclamation leaning inactivity laughter nonaccomplishment motivate trip

4. act [ v ] behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
Examples: "You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "She played the servant her husband's master"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Foods , which long had been considered `` recession resistant '' but hardly dynamic stocks , have been acting like growth_stocks , going_to higher price-earnings ratios .

(Los Angeles Times,...)

He said that from his experience of two years with Gen._Clay in West_Berlin administration , that `` Russia respects our show of strength , but that presently we 're not acting as we should and must '' .

(Kenneth Scott Latourette, Christianity in a Revolutiona...)

Long before 1815 the Christian conscience was leading some to declare slavery wrong and to act accordingly .

(The American-German Review,...)

`` Would you advise us to act the same way ?

(Clarence Streit, "How the Civil War Kept You Sovereign"...)

`` We the people of the Confederate States , each state acting in its sovereign and independent character , in_order_to form a permanent federal_government , establish justice , insure domestic tranquility , and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity - invoking the favor and the guidance of Almighty_God - do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate_States_of_America '' .

Synonyms act behave do Related Terms make swell ramp break_down play joke romanticize sentimentalise act_involuntarily swagger dally quack loosen_up stooge piffle vulgarise make make_as_if optimize bungle freeze frivol backslap hugger_mugger sauce footle bend_over_backwards follow presume wanton menace act_up dissemble

5. act [ n ] a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

As she gained composure during the second act , her technical resourcefulness emerged stronger , though she had already revealed a trill almost unprecedented in years of performances of `` Lucia '' .

(The Providence Journal...)

By the end of the third act , the artist is dead but the body lingers on , a shell among other shells .

There is a fine second act , as an example , one in which Samuel_Groom , as Dillon , has an opportunity to blaze_away in one impassioned passage after another .

Wallace_Gray has directed a difficult play here , usually well , but with just a_bit too much physical movement in the first act for my taste .

So the audience last night was all ears and eyes just after Act 2 , got a rousing opening chorus , `` Where's_Charley ? ''

Synonyms act Related Terms dramatic_composition play opera ballet scene

6. act [ v ] play a role or part
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

Since she could not act , one part suited her as well as any other , and so she was the first person to offer Mr._Lincoln a glass of water , holding it up to the box , high above her head , to Miss_Harris , who had asked for it .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

She could act and she could write .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Old_Order , acted and atonally sung by Grunnfeu_Arapacis , the lovely Serbantian import , then entered and delivered the well-known invocation to the god Phineoppus , whereupon the stage is quite unexpectedly visited by a company of wandering Gorshek priests , symbolizing Love , Lust , Prudence and General_Motors , respectively .

Synonyms play act represent Related Terms re-create enact impersonate spoof act_out make masquerade support emote performing_arts play actor play acting theatrical_performance

7. act [ v ] discharge one's duties
Examples: "She acts as the chair" "In what capacity are you acting?"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Acting hastily under White_House pressure , the Senate tonight confirmed Robert_C._Weaver as the nation 's federal housing chief .

(National Review...)

The Eleanor_Roosevelt Tractor_Committee acts on behalf of the Cuban freedom fighters .

(Clarence Streit, "How the Civil War Kept You Sovereign"...)

The one of 1861 made clear that in making their government the people were acting through their states , whereas the Preamble of 1787 - 89 expressed , as clearly as language can , the opposite concept , that they were acting directly as citizens .

The one of 1861 made clear that in making their government the people were acting through their states , whereas the Preamble of 1787 - 89 expressed , as clearly as language can , the opposite concept , that they were acting directly as citizens .

Synonyms act Related Terms serve criticise bank actor

8. act [ n ] a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
Examples: "he did his act three times every evening" "she had a catchy little routine" "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"

Used in print:

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

They had spent the morning revising the act , eliminating all the gay songs , patter and dancing with a view of the best public_relations .

The act , cut to shreds and hastily patched together during the afternoon , had not been rehearsed sufficiently by anyone .

As Andy reached the finale of his act , a subdued commotion backstage drew his attention to the wings .

Synonyms number act routine bit turn Related Terms performance show-stopper

9. act [ v ] pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
Examples: "He acted the idiot" "She plays deaf when the news are bad"

Used in print:

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

Acting only as interpreter Carla , her hands folded on her lap , was utterly impersonal .

Synonyms play act act_as

10. act [ v ] be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure

Synonyms act Related Terms play drive_around walk_around action

11. act [ v ] perform on a stage or theater
Examples: "She acts in this play" "He acted in "Julius Caesar" "I played in "A Christmas Carol"

Synonyms roleplay play playact act Related Terms perform mime stooge underact overact dramaturgy play play play roleplaying actor acting barnstormer

12. act [ v ] behave unnaturally or affectedly
Examples: "She's just acting"

Synonyms pretend act dissemble Related Terms simulate

13. act [ v ] be suitable for theatrical performance
Examples: : "This scene acts well"

Synonyms act Related Terms be

14. act [ v ] have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
Examples: "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought" "This method doesn't work" "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"

Synonyms work act Related Terms succeed bring

15. act [ n ] a manifestation of insincerity
Examples: "he put on quite an act for her benefit"

Synonyms act Related Terms expression dissemble

16. act [ n ] (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
Examples: "the process of thinking" "the cognitive operation of remembering"

Synonyms process cognitive_operation operation act mental_process cognitive_process Related Terms cognition basic_cognitive_process higher_cognitive_process psychology

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