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Synonyms for act

do something










act for someone


act on or upon something: obey


act on or upon something: affect

act up: misbehave


act up: malfunction

Synonyms for act

the process of doing


something done

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a short theatrical piece within a larger production


to conduct oneself in a specified way

to behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of

to react in a specified way

to perform the duties of another

to produce on the stage

act up: to behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion

act up: to work improperly due to mechanical difficulties

Synonyms for act

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

a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

a manifestation of insincerity

perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

discharge one's duties

pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

be suitable for theatrical performance

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

behave unnaturally or affectedly

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Thus if an act of parliament gives a man power to try all causes, that arise within his manor of Dale; yet, if a cause should arise in which he himself is party, the act is construed not to extend to that; because it is unreasonable that any man should determine his own quarrel.
Barry Fenton's brush with the Sandown stewards over his use of the whip on Whitbread winner Eulogy proved costly for Rupert Wakley when the latter missed the winning ride on Act Of Parliament in the handicap chase, writes Neil Morrice.
CFDC) by an act of Parliament in February 1967 after much debate about the problems of distribution in Canada, the first board of directors and chairman, Michael Spencer, of the new organization officially approved its mandate and bylaws in April 1968.
Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945, the CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa.
Dr Vyas further stated that this Ministry has already intimated land owning Central Ministries/departments to prepare Detailed Project Reports for redevelopment or rehabilitation of slums located on their lands/on the Central Government/Central Government undertakings/Autonomous bodies created under the Act of Parliament as per guidelines of Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY).
It is quite wrong for a minister to impose his views unless supported by an Act of Parliament, by threatening to withhold some vital amenity in some other way.
The committee also discussed the bill titled The criminal Law (Amendment) bill, 2010 and unanimously approved the amendments and recommended to include it in the Act of Parliament instead of in the rules.
The building is quite clearly listed under Act of Parliament yet here you are encouraging the flouting of the law for short-term commercial gain.
All five gave evidence before Sheriff Maxwell Hendry halted the trial, because the charges did not mention the Act of Parliament contravened.
So there's some surprise when Radio 4's Today programme runs a poll to find which Act of Parliament should be repealed and the Hunting Act comes top of the list.
It took three attempts to get an Act of Parliament passed permitting work to begin on the line, and three Acts of Parliament before it was completed - all in the face of opposition.
He can't renounce his peerage and can only lose his title by a special act of parliament.
If an act of parliament is needed, it is unlikely to be unopposed, with MPs raising the future of the monarchy, laws of succession and disestablishment of the Church of England.
The change in roles is due to a new Act of Parliament, which has forced cathedrals to amend the way they govern themselves.
The aim of the Orestad Development Corporation (Orestadsselskabet), which was set up under a special Act of Parliament to organise the project, is rather more than just to make another long suburb.