Act ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Act ( noun )

  1. A thing done or performed, especially a formal or official one.
  2. A provision of a law or legislative bill.
  3. A performance in a play, opera, or ballet.
  4. A characteristic way of behaving or a thing somebody does regularly.
  5. A display of exaggerated behavior or gestures.

Origin:

Late middle english: from latin actus, from agere 'to do'. the verb sense (late 16th century) arose from the noun.

Examples:

  1. She described the act of painting as therapeutic.
  2. The act imposed heavy fines for polluting rivers.
  3. The opera has five acts.
  4. It was an act of kindness to help the old lady across the road.
  5. He put on an act for the benefit of his audience.

(As a verb)

Act ( verb )

  1. A thing done or performed, especially a formal or official one.
  2. A provision of a law or legislative bill.
  3. A performance in a play, opera, or ballet.
  4. A characteristic way of behaving or a thing somebody does regularly.
  5. A display of exaggerated behavior or gestures.

Origin:

Late middle english: from latin actus, from agere 'to do'. the verb sense (late 16th century) arose from the noun.

Examples:

  1. She described the act of painting as therapeutic.
  2. The act imposed heavy fines for polluting rivers.
  3. The opera has five acts.
  4. It was an act of kindness to help the old lady across the road.
  5. He put on an act for the benefit of his audience.
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