Another word for act
An official or legal statement
law, proposal, judgment, commitment, verdict, amendment, order, announcement, edict, ordinance, decree, statute, writ, bull, warrant, summons, subpoena, document, bill, code, clause, law of the land*.
A division of a play
A short performance in a show
To perform an action
do, execute, carry out, carry on, perform, operate, transact, accomplish, achieve, consummate, carry into effect, perpetrate, persevere, persist, labor, work, run, function, officiate, preside, serve, go ahead, take action, go about, step into, take steps, play a part, take a part, begin, move, proceed, enforce, maneuver, be in process, be in action, create, practice, deal in, prosecute, develop, make progress, be active, take effect, produce an effect, commit, fight, combat, respond, keep going, answer, pursue, put forth energy, hustle*, get going*, pull*, do one's stuff*, get down to brass tacks*; see also perform 1.
To conduct oneself
behave, seem, appear, carry oneself, acquit oneself, comport oneself, bear oneself, handle oneself, demean oneself, give the appearance of, represent oneself as, take on, play one's part, impress one as, cut a figure*; see also behave 2.
To play a role in or as if in a play
perform, play, playact, impersonate, personate, represent, enact, act out, simulate, live over, pretend, mimic, mime, pantomime, burlesque, parody, feign, fake, portray, render the role of, create a role, rehearse, take a part, dramatize, star, spout, rant, declaim, overact, play the part of, act the part of, make one's debut, masquerade as, put on airs*, put on an act*, tread the boards*, strut one's stuff*, ham*, emote*, mug*, chew the scenery*, throw a performance*; see also pretend 1, 2.
Another word for actnoun
The process of doing:action. See action
Something done:action, deed, doing, thing, work. See do
The formal product of a legislative or judicial body:assize, bill1, enactment, law, legislation, lex, measure, statute. See law
A short theatrical piece within a larger production:sketch, skit. See performing arts
A display of insincere behavior:acting, disguise, dissemblance, masquerade, pretense, sham, show, simulation. See honest, true
To conduct oneself in a specified way:acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, demean1, deport, do, quit. See be
To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, play-act, pose, pretend, put on, sham, simulate. See honest, true
To react in a specified way:behave, function, operate, perform, work. See action
To perform the duties of another:function, officiate, serve. See do, substitute
To play the part of:do, enact, impersonate, perform, play, play-act, portray, represent. See action, performing arts, substitute
To produce on the stage.Also used with out: do, dramatize, enact, give, perform, present2, put on, stage. See performing arts