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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

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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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."
This is reiterated by the 2003 Communications Act, which pays legal lip-service to the existence of platforms other than radio and television by applying the retention periods of 90 and 42 days to "every programme service" (Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament, 2003a, Section 334).
After laying down the hardly controversial rule that "acts of parliament that are impossible to be performed are of no validity," Blackstone conceded that he knew it was "generally laid down more largely, that acts of parliament contrary to reason are void."(8) The source of this view was, of course, Coke, but Blackstone, with rather more candor than Kent, confessed the error in Coke's dictum: "if the parliament will positively enact a thing to be done which is unreasonable, I know of no power that can control it,"(9) giving Coke the lie direct.
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Any amount of Acts of Parliament and licensing theories are feeble nonsense without thorough supervision and follow-up.
This matters because when Assembly Measures are passed into law, they will have the same force as Acts of Parliament. Dubious laws could be challenged in court - which would cause chaos.
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.