Example Sentences

This scene acts well.

The alarm system acts as a theft deterrent.

I acted out last night's events.

You're just acting.

We act in this play.

I am acting in the play all week.

They acted as the chair for the duration of the meeting.

We acted the idiot.

Stop acting like a dunce.

They put on quite an act for your benefit.

The troupe did their act three times every evening.

Definitions

verb

to be suitable for theatrical performance

verb

to have an effect or outcome

Synonyms: work

verb

to perform an action

Synonyms: move

verb

to behave unnaturally or affectedly

Synonyms: dissemble, pretend

verb

to perform on a stage or theater

Synonyms: play

verb

to play a role or part

Synonyms: play

verb

to discharge one's duties

verb

to pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

Synonyms: play

verb

to behave in a certain manner

Synonyms: carry, conduct, behave, do, deport, comport, behave

noun

a manifestation of insincerity

noun

a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet

noun

a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

Synonyms: number, bit, turn, routine

noun

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

Synonyms: enactment

noun

something that people do or cause to happen

Synonyms: human activity, human action, deed

Other words

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