The performance of a part or role in a drama.
Serving temporarily especially as a substitute.
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A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.
Something that people do or cause to happen.
Dutch: actie, doen, gang, handeling, verrichten, verrichting
Polish: uczynek, akt, czyn, działanie, postępek
A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet.
Dutch: akte, bedrijf
A short performance that is part of a longer program:
— He did his act three times every evening.
Dutch: akte, daad, handeling, spelen, acteren, act, nummer
Polish: numer, punkt, punkt programu
A manifestation of insincerity.
Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action):
— Think before you act.
— The governor should act on the new energy bill.
— The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel.
Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself:
— You should act like an adult.
— The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people.
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Dutch: bezoeken, zich gedragen, doen, gedragen, spelen
Play a role or part:
— She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role.
Dutch: acteren, spelen, toneelspelen
Discharge one's duties.
Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind:
— He acted the idiot.
Dutch: betonen, houden, uithangen, voordoen
Be suitable for theatrical performance.
Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected:
— How does your idea work in practice?.
— The breaks of my new car act quickly.
Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure.
Behave unnaturally or affectedly:
— She's just acting.
Dutch: femelen, huichelen, kwezelen
Perform on a stage or theater:
— She acts in this play.
— He acted in `Julius Caesar'.
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