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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.”
The art of an actor
“She has returned home to pursue her career in acting.”
An intended action or deed
Present participle for to take action or do something
“You have to act now if you want to take advantage of our generous offer.”
Present participle for 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) 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.”
Present participle for to fulfil the function or serve the purpose of
“It is part of your role to act as a spokesperson for our company.”
Present participle for to behave so as to appear to be
“He tried to act confident, but his insecurities would soon become apparent.”
Present participle for 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) Present participle for to represent on behalf of
“The agent would be present to act for a prospective buyer.”
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