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Adjective
Temporarily serving the function or something or someone else
“The duration of this acting mandate cannot exceed 50 days.”
Adjective
Temporarily doing the duties of another person
“It was originally said by administration officials that they would probably keep John McLaughlin on as the acting director at least through the election.”
Adjective
Of or pertaining to the near or immediate future
Adjective
Being in effective or current operation, action, or force
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Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person
Noun
The art, work or actions of an actor
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“She has returned home to pursue her career in acting.”
Noun
The fact of taking action or doing something, or the intention to do so
“I conceive the Lord Chamberlain or Master of the Revels, with the King's allowance, may authorize any persons to act, or forbid and hinder them from acting in any of the King's houses or palaces.”
Noun
The act or fact of pretending
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“Aziz tried to explain that it was all just acting, but this did nothing to calm her anger.”
Noun
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Present participle for to imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
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Present participle for to function in an expected or specified manner
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Present participle for to perform a show or in a show
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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 substitute or fill in for (someone in a role)
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Present participle for to serve, or be used in, a secondary purpose
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Present participle for to commit or carry out
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Present participle for to carry out a role or penalty
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Present participle for to become involved in a matter
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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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(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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