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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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And he said: "I should also say that the arrangements for printing Acts of Parliament and the associated expenditure are matters for the House of Lords.
Under section 2 of the act, any "offer to make amends" is an offer to "make a suitable correction of the statement complained of" and to " publish the correction and apology" (Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament, 1996b).
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Knee-jerk policies have resulted in 400 major Government announcements and 98 Acts of Parliament in 21 years.
Before Acts of Parliament divided up farmland, most land was worked under the open field system.
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.
The new legislation, which was passed in July 2003, replaces previous acts of Parliament relating to the sale and supply of alcohol, and late night entertainment licences.
The judges' view was that the 1972 European Communities Act, compelling metrication, is capable of overriding later Acts of Parliament, in this case the 1985 Weights and Measures Act allowing pounds and ounces.
PATRICK Moran is obviously au fait with the legalities and Acts of Parliament appertaining to access to the river wall in Bootle and Seaforth (ECHO Letters, Oct 2).