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acting

noun

1 acting

The performance of a part or role in a drama.

synonyms: performing, playacting, playing.

Roget 599: the drama, the stage, the theater, the play; film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography; theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, ... show more

Dutch: spel
Polish: aktorstwo



adjective

1 acting

Serving temporarily especially as a substitute.

Roget 759: acting, vice, vice regal; accredited to.   

Roget 170: operative, efficient, efficacious, practical, effectual.    at work, on foot; acting etc. (doing) 680; in operation, in force, in action, ... show more

Roget 625: businesslike; workaday; professional; official, functional; busy etc. (actively employed) 682; on hand, in hand, in one's hands; afoot; on foot, ... show more

Roget 680: doing etc. v.; acting; in action; in harness; on duty; in operation etc. 170.   


Moby thesaurus: act, action, active, activism, activity, ad interim, affectation, aping, appearance, at work, attitudinizing, behavior, behavioral, bluff, bluffing, buffoonery, business, characterization, cheating, color ... show more.

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act

noun

1 act

A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.

synonym: enactment.

Roget 697: precept, direction, instruction, charge; prescript, prescription; recipe, receipt; golden rule; maxim etc. 496.    rule, canon, ... show more

Roget 599: the drama, the stage, the theater, the play; film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography; theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, ... show more

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more

Polish: akt

2 act

Something that people do or cause to happen.

synonyms: deed, human action, human activity.

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Dutch: actie, doen, gang, handeling, verrichten, verrichting
Polish: uczynek, akt, czyn, działanie, postępek

3 act

A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet.

Dutch: akte, bedrijf
Polish: akt

4 act

A short performance that is part of a longer program:
— He did his act three times every evening.

synonyms: bit, number, routine, turn.

Dutch: akte, daad, handeling, spelen, acteren, act, nummer
Polish: numer, punkt, punkt programu

5 act

A manifestation of insincerity.

Polish: zachowanie

verb

1 act

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.

synonym: move.

Dutch: handelen

2 act

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.

synonyms: behave, do.

Roget 625: pass one's time in, employ one's time in, spend one's time in; employ oneself in, employ oneself upon; occupy oneself with, concern oneself with; make it one's business etc. n.; undertake etc. 676; ... show more

Roget 680: do, perform, execute; achieve etc. (complete) 729; transact, enact; commit, perpetrate, inflict; exercise, prosecute, ... show more

Dutch: bezoeken, zich gedragen, doen, gedragen, spelen

3 act

Play a role or part:
— She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role.

synonyms: play, represent.

Roget 19: imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeat; do like, echo, reecho, catch; transcribe; match, parallel.    ... show more

Roget 554: represent, delineate; depict, depicture; portray; take a likeness, catch a likeness etc. n.; hit off, photograph, daguerreotype; snapshot; ... show more

Dutch: acteren, spelen, toneelspelen

4 act

Discharge one's duties.

5 act

Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind:
— He acted the idiot.

synonyms: act as, play.

Roget 599: act, play, perform; put on the stage; personate etc. 554; mimic etc. (imitate) 19; enact; play a part, act a part, ... show more

Roget 170: be in action etc. adj.; operate, work; act, act upon; perform, play, support, sustain, strain, maintain, ... show more

Dutch: betonen, houden, uithangen, voordoen

6 act

Be suitable for theatrical performance.

7 act

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.

synonym: work.

Dutch: werken

8 act

Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure.

9 act

Behave unnaturally or affectedly:
— She's just acting.

synonyms: dissemble, pretend.

Dutch: femelen, huichelen, kwezelen

10 act

Perform on a stage or theater:
— She acts in this play.
— He acted in `Julius Caesar'.

synonyms: play, playact, roleplay.

Dutch: rollenspel


Moby thesaurus: accomplish, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achieve, achievement, acquit, act, act a part, act as, act as foil, act out, acta, acting, action, actions, activism, activity, acts, address, adventure ... show more.

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