(As a noun)
Act ( noun )
- A thing done or performed, especially a formal or official one.
- A provision of a law or legislative bill.
- A performance in a play, opera, or ballet.
- A characteristic way of behaving or a thing somebody does regularly.
- A display of exaggerated behavior or gestures.
Late middle english: from latin actus, from agere 'to do'. the verb sense (late 16th century) arose from the noun.
- She described the act of painting as therapeutic.
- The act imposed heavy fines for polluting rivers.
- The opera has five acts.
- It was an act of kindness to help the old lady across the road.
- He put on an act for the benefit of his audience.
(As a verb)
Act ( verb )
- To do something, especially in a formal or official context.
- To perform a specified role in a play, film, or other production.
- To play a part or assume a role, often in a deceptive way.
- To behave in a specified manner or to have a specified behavior.
- To take action or do something, especially in response to a situation.
Late middle english: from latin agere 'to do'. the noun sense (late 16th century) arose from the verb.
- She promised to act on the information as soon as possible.
- He was offered a role in the play and decided to act.
- She acted as if she didn't know what was going on.
- You should act more responsibly if you want to be taken seriously.
- The company acted quickly to resolve the problem.
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