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Act 1Definition: That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.
Act 2Definition: The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice,
etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress.
Act 3Definition: A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done.
Act 4Definition: A performance of part of a play; one of the principal
divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed.
Act 5Definition: A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
Act 6Definition: A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence.
Act 7Definition: Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing).
Act 8Definition: To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
Act 9Definition: To perform; to execute; to do.
Act 10Definition: To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.
Act 11Definition: To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero.
Act 12Definition: To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.
Act 13Definition: To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach
acts upon food.
Act 14Definition: To perform
actions; to fulfill
functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.
Act 15Definition: To perform on the stage; to represent a character.
act 16Definition: something that people do or cause to happen
act 17Definition: a legal document codifying the result of
deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
act 18Definition: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
act 19Definition: a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
act 20Definition: a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
act 21Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport
oneself; "You should act like an adult";
"Don''t behave like a fool"; "What
makes her do this
way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
act 22Definition: pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She
plays deaf when the news are bad"
act 23Definition: discharge one''s duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you
act 24Definition: play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She
wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her
act 25Definition: perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in
`Julius Caesar''"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol''"
act 26Definition: behave unnaturally or affectedly;
"She''s just acting"
act 27Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
act 28Definition: be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
act 29Definition: have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process
doesn''t work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in
practice?"; "This method
doesn''t work"; "The
breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works on
act 30Definition: be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"