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Something done
“The event becomes meaningful only by the act of being remembered.”
A rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority
“If the government wishes to repeal or change an act of parliament, it must win the necessary votes.”
A display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
“He may have looked comical, but it was all just an act.”
A set performance
“Lawrence uses his stand-up act as a forum to provide us with anecdotes from his life.”
A main division of a play, ballet, or opera
“The show employs comedy in its first act to endear us to its characters while setting up the plot.”
To take action or do something
“You have to act now if you want to take advantage of our generous offer.”
To behave in a specified way
“Please act professionally during your interview if you want to get the job.”
(in a play, film, or television) To perform a fictitious role
“Leonardo would typically be called on to act the part of the protagonist in one of Martin's films.”
To fulfil the function or serve the purpose of
“It is part of your role to act as a spokesperson for our company.”
To behave so as to appear to be
“He tried to act confident, but his insecurities would soon become apparent.”
To give the impression of being
“She seemed to act weird that day and I was wondering if she had just won the lottery.”
(act for) To represent on behalf of
“The agent would be present to act for a prospective buyer.”
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