act


act
1. verb
1)

the government must act to remedy the situation

Syn:
take action, take steps, take measures, move, react
2)

he was acting on the orders of the party leader

Syn:
follow, act in accordance with, obey, heed, comply with; fulfill, meet, discharge
3)

a real estate agent acting for a prospective buyer

Syn:
represent, act on behalf of; stand in for, fill in for, deputize for, take the place of
4)

Alison began to act oddly

Syn:
behave, conduct oneself, react; formal comport oneself
5)

the scents act as a powerful aphrodisiac

Syn:
operate, work, function, serve
6)

the drug acted directly on the blood vessels

Syn:
affect, have an effect on, work on; have an impact on, impact on, influence
7)

he acted in a highly successful film

Syn:
perform, play a part, play-act, take part, appear; informal tread the boards, ham it up
8)

we laughed, but most of us were just acting

Syn:
pretend, play-act, put it on, fake it, feign it, dissemble, dissimulate
2. noun
1)

acts of kindness

a criminal act

Syn:
deed, action, feat, exploit, move, gesture, performance, undertaking, stunt, operation; achievement, accomplishment
2)

the act raised the tax on tobacco

Syn:
law, decree, statute, bill, act of Congress, enactment, resolution, edict, dictum, ruling, measure; ordinance
3)

the first act of the play

Syn:
division, section, subsection, part, segment
4)

a music hall act

Syn:
performance, routine, number, sketch, skit, shtick, turn
5)

it was all just an act

Syn:
pretense, show, front, facade, masquerade, charade, posture, pose, affectation, sham, fake; informal put-on

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