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KK Pronunciation

〔 ækt 〕


〔 ækt 〕

Overview of noun act

The noun act has 5 senses

  • act, enactment -- (a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body)

  • act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

  • act -- (a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet)

  • act, routine, number, turn, bit -- (a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did")

  • act -- (a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit")

Overview of verb act

The verb act has 10 senses

  • act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

  • act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

  • act, play, represent -- (play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master")

  • act -- (discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?")

  • act, play, act as -- (pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad")

  • act -- (be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well")

  • work, act -- (have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water")

  • act -- (be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure)

  • dissemble, pretend, act -- (behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting")

  • act, play, roleplay, playact -- (perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'")