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Synonyms for act

do something

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behave

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work

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play

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perform

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act for someone

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act on or upon something: obey

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act on or upon something: affect

act up: misbehave

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act up: malfunction

Synonyms for act

the process of doing

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something done

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a short theatrical piece within a larger production

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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

References in classic literature ?
But in regard to the interfering acts of a superior and subordinate authority, of an original and derivative power, the nature and reason of the thing indicate the converse of that rule as proper to be followed.
Upon the whole, there can be no room to doubt that the convention acted wisely in copying from the models of those constitutions which have established good behavior as the tenure of their judicial offices, in point of duration; and that so far from being blamable on this account, their plan would have been inexcusably defective, if it had wanted this important feature of good government.
Don't act yourself, if you do not like it, but don't expect to govern everybody else."
From a comparison and fair construction of these several modes of expression, is to be deduced the authority under which the convention acted. They were to frame a NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, adequate to the EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT, and OF THE UNION; and to reduce the articles of Confederation into such form as to accomplish these purposes.
The common people who acted with me seemed to me to be godlike.
There are two different kinds of realism, according as we make a thought consist of act and object, or of object alone.
'Such is the state of affairs at the opening of the Second Act.
"You would have struck your husband dead at your feet; and by that rash act, you would have deprived yourself of the insurance money settled on the widow-- the very money which is wanted to relieve your brother from the unendurable pecuniary position which he now occupies!"
The question which had occurred to his mind at the close of the First Act of the Play assumed a new and terrible interest now.
Henry could just distinguish the words, 'First Act,' and 'Persons of the Drama.' The lost wretch had been thinking of her Play to the last, and had begun it all over again!
Henry paused between the First and Second Acts; reflecting, not on the merits of the play, but on the strange resemblance which the incidents so far presented to the incidents that had attended the disastrous marriage of the first Lord Montbarry.
When the second act was over Countess Bezukhova rose, turned to the Rostovs' box- her whole bosom completely exposed- beckoned the old count with a gloved finger, and paying no attention to those who had entered her box began talking to him with an amiable smile.
The scene of the third act represented a palace in which many candles were burning and pictures of knights with short beards hung on the walls.
He forgot, as Sergey Ivanovitch explained to him afterwards, this syllogism: that it was necessary for the public good to get rid of the marshal of the province; that to get rid of the marshal it was necessary to have a majority of votes; that to get a majority of votes it was necessary to secure Flerov's right to vote; that to secure the recognition of Flerov's right to vote they must decide on the interpretation to be put on the act.
'In line with that, the Pakatan Harapan government has identified several laws which needs to be studied, to be abolished, such as the Sedition Act 1948 (Act 15), Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) 1959 (Act 297), Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (Act 30), Printing Presses and Publications (PPPA) Act 1984 (Act 30) and the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 (Act 776).