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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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British Summer Time was introduced in 1916 by an Act of Parliament.
He was, in fact, a control freak, keeping every drawing and document and leaving his house and collection to the nation as his memorial by Act of Parliament and in so doing attempting to manipulate his place in history from the grave.
In 1642, the greatest period of English theater was ended by an act of Parliament. The milieu that had produced Shakespeare, and that continued to perform his plays, was destroyed.
Bonham's Case in 1610, as he himself reported, was: "when an Act of Parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will controul it, and adjudge such Act to be void."(2) The specific violation of "common right and reason" that Coke detected in the facts of Dr.
The lottery was created by an Act of Parliament in November 1994 to raise money for projects and institutions that would not otherwise benefit from public funds.
The South Sea Bubble produced so many corrupt profiteers and gullible victims that the Bubble Act of 1720 banned all joint-stock companies, except those established by separate Act of Parliament, for two centuries.
On Dec 20, 1972, Radio Pakistan was converted into the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation through an act of parliament.
National Tariff Commission is a body corporate established under an Act of Parliament i.e.
PERMANENT SALARIESAbove this there should be permanent salaries which should be increased only through an act of parliament. Members of parliament should be prohibited from increasing their salaries.
The Public Enterprises, Evaluation and Privatisation Agency (PEEPA) was not established by an Act of Parliament, but through a Presidential Directive following approval of the Privatisation Policy in 2000.
He argued that the concept of separation of powers is the foundation on which the edifice of the Indian constitutional democracy is built, adding that the power of each section is equally divided and an MP appearing in a court challenging the Act of parliament would lead the situation into jeopardy.
Here in Wales, earlier this decade an act of Parliament made Welsh an official language in Wales, so bin lorries in Cardiff and elsewhere use both languages.
The inconclusive Brexit should now be put on the back-burner and the Queen's Speech should include an Act of Parliament to allow by law a Convention of the People, to produce a written constitution with clauses governing the way referenda are introduced and conducted, along with an act to amend FPTP to a ranking preferential voting system (AV) for all elections.