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Adjective
Temporarily doing the duties of another person
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“It was originally said by administration officials that they would probably keep John McLaughlin on as the acting director at least through the election.”
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Being in effective or current operation, action, or force
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Fulfilling a function
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Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person
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Exaggerated and excessively dramatic
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The art of an actor
“She has returned home to pursue her career in acting.”
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An intended action or deed
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An attempt to make something that is not the case appear true
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Role-playing
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A show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others
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An actor's part in a play, film, etc
Verb
Present participle for to take action or do something
“You have to act now if you want to take advantage of our generous offer.”
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Present participle for to behave in a specified way
“Please act professionally during your interview if you want to get the job.”
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(in a play, film, or television) Present participle for to perform a fictitious role
“Leonardo would typically be called on to act the part of the protagonist in one of Martin's films.”
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Present participle for to fulfill the function or serve the purpose of
“It is part of your role to act as a spokesperson for our company.”
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Present participle for to behave so as to appear to be
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“He tried to act confident, but his insecurities would soon become apparent.”
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Present participle for to outwardly look or be perceived as
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“She seemed to act weird that day and I was wondering if she had just won the lottery.”
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(act for) Present participle for to represent on behalf of
“The agent would be present to act for a prospective buyer.”
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Present participle for to function in an expected or specified manner
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Present participle for act in response to something; respond in a particular way
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Present participle for to perform a show or in a show
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Present participle for act as a substitute for someone when they are unable to do their job
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Present participle for to be applied or take effect in an expected or specified manner
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(of two or more things) Present participle for to combine with to have an effect on
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Present participle for to make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
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Present participle for to plead on someone else's behalf
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Present participle for to give an account of
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Present participle for act or conduct oneself in a specified way, especially towards others
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Present participle for to serve, or be used in, a secondary purpose
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Present participle for to be guilty of, or responsible for a crime etc.
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Present participle for to carry out a role or penalty
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Bending to your will
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Present participle for make a performance of
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Present participle for act as an official in charge of something, especially a sporting event
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Present participle for continue or persevere
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(respond to) Present participle for to speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
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Present participle for to perform, especially as an actor in a film or stage show
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