act

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Hypernyms for act

event official document dramatic composition reflection instrument dramatic work reflexion legal document performance expression legal instrument public presentation manifestation succeed deliver the goods act serve win be behave re-create come through do perform bring home the bacon

Definitions for act

  • verb - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious
  • verb - pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
  • noun - something that people do or cause to happen
  • verb - discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
  • verb - play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth
  • verb - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
  • verb - behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
  • verb - perform an action
  • verb - be engaged in an activity
  • verb - have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "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"
  • verb - be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
  • noun - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
  • noun - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  • noun - a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
  • noun - a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
  • Pronounciation of act

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    Synonyms for act

    routine deed number human action turn human activity enactment bit act as represent pretend behave roleplay move do playact work play dissemble

    Antonyms for act

    refrain

    Holonyms for act

    No holonyms found for act.

    Hyponyms for act

    action causation going find implementation emergence exhumation mitsvah retrieval nonaccomplishment nullity motivating order forfeiture show-stopper hire judgement residency hindrance stoppage waste communication acquiring delivery going away uncovering effectuation equalization disinterment propulsion running away nonachievement decree assumption rescript sacrifice showstopper wear assessment residence hinderance group action permissive waste communicating getting obstetrical delivery leaving disposal egress equalisation digging up actuation touch leaning edict rejection legislative act derivation stopper wearing production abidance interference distribution proclamation speech act causing departure discovery disposition egression leveling mitzvah recovery touching motivation fiat forfeit statute activity judgment stay inactivity stop legitimation promulgation criticise support impersonate mime ham simulate alternate fetch up rush festinate respond aggress step forward come out satisfice manoeuvre use exert proceed make bold pursue bend over backwards take time by the forelock optimize get around to make approach freeze misconduct sentimentalize lower oneself play deport stooge try make as if assay dally solicit sauce counteract swell counter loosen up rampage make do deign queen it over make a point surprise begin wait go on had best bank enact portray pantomime overplay assume take turns end up hasten interrupt go ahead force come forward reward satisfise dispatch play it by ear egotrip move dare act involuntarily act on presume coact optimise flirt swagger participate wanton misdemean sentimentize behave toy conduct joke seek break down woo dawdle effect footle anticipate puff up perpetrate ramp cope contend descend put on airs make sure sneak start hold off go along persist in pretend reenact parody overact underact sham finish up wind up hurry disturb plow ahead create step up repay maneuver evade deal reciprocate come close prosecute act reflexively interact vulgarize volunteer quack set about bluster take part romanticize condescend sentimentise acquit act comport jest attempt lose it court backslap antagonize frivol foresee follow commit rage get by grapple take care act superior repeat take go off half-cocked hold back keep drive around make believe act out emote ham it up underplay feign land up finish look sharp react attack come to the fore step to the fore pay back manoeuver race partner go perform engage fall over backwards oppose vulgarise offer menace go about swash misbehave sentimentalise stoop bungle bear act as carry piffle essay snap romance hugger mugger antagonise trifle forestall relax pull storm make out manage lord it over stampede take over guard go off at half-cock continue do well walk around criticize

    Meronyms for act

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    Sounds like act

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