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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.
A full Act of Parliament would require the agreement of both the Commons and the Lords and could lead to multiple attempts to amend the legislation - causing further difficulties for the government.
Administrator Pat Ansell said: "The moor is protected by its own Act of Parliament and it's only the fact that it's protected for grazing beasts that means it's still here.
The change in roles is due to a new Act of Parliament, which has forced cathedrals to amend the way they govern themselves.
Soane's Museum, the house which he left to the nation -- complete with his collections, drawings and models -- and which was protected by Act of Parliament, was dusty, forgotten and unvisited.
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.
INDU will be set up as a fully autonomous institution to be constituted by an Act of Parliament to develop and propagate higher education in the field of Defence Studies, Defence Management, Defence Science & Technology and promote policy oriented research on all aspects relating to National Security and Strategy.
Unless, by an Act of Parliament, it cedes power to a referendum of the people, which Parliament did not, sovereignty will remain with Parliament in all matters which come before it.
2006: The implementation of the |Government of Wales Act granted AMs the ability to pass "Assembly Measures", a level below an Act of Parliament, across 20 subject areas.
The Indian Maritime University was formed by an Act of Parliament in 2008 encompassing the National Maritime Academy, Chennai; LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai; T.
An act of Parliament for establishment of DHA Islamabad is of utmost necessity for protection of the rights and interests of its members, for investors confidence and its various development projects and for further infrastructure development.
THE professor in charge of Newcastle's cutting-edge stem cell research has said there is no need for an Act of Parliament to control his team's work.
All five gave evidence before Sheriff Maxwell Hendry halted the trial, because the charges did not mention the Act of Parliament contravened.