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  Definition of Act

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


See Also: act up, pursue, follow up on, act on, carry on, influence, act upon, work


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


Grouped Verbs: play, act as, dissemble, pretend, behave, do, represent, roleplay, playact, bring, work, wreak, make for


Part Meronyms: play, drama, dramatic play, opera, ballet, concert dance


Derivational Morphology: motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite, trip, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off, play, roleplay, playact, represent, dissemble, pretend, act as, actor, doer, worker, theatrical performance, theatrical, representation, histrionics, drama, dramatic play, histrion, player, thespian, role player, acting, playing, playacting, performing, routine, number, turn, bit, barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, trouper, roleplaying, imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, action, activity, activeness, human action, human activity, work, piece of work


Anagrams: CAT, cat


Language Translations:
Danish: agere and akt and handling   Dutch: akte and handelen and handeling and wet  
Esperanto: agi   Finnish: laki and näytös and tehdä and teko  
French: acte and faire and loi   German: Akt and Gesetz and handeln and Handlung  
Ido: agar   Indonesian: tindak  
Italian: agire and atto and legge   Japanese: 行動  
Lithuanian: veikti   Malay: akta and babak and buat and lakon and tindak  
Polish: akt and czyn and działanie and działać   Portuguese: ato  
Slovak: dejstvo and skutok   Spanish: acto and actuar and ley  
Swedish: agera and akt and handling   Telugu: అంకము and చట్టం and చర్య  
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