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Another word for act

a-z
Noun
  1. The process of doing

      1. The state or process of acting or doing:
      2. Something that is done or accomplished; a deed.
      3. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
    See also:

    action

  2. Something done

      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically:
      2. An individual object, especially an inanimate object:
      3. A creature:
      1. Performance of an act:
      2. Activities that go on every day:
      3. Social events and activities.
      1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
      2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
      3. Action or performance in general:
      1. The state or process of acting or doing:
      2. Something that is done or accomplished; a deed.
      3. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
    See also:

    do

  3. The formal product of a legislative or judicial body

      1. A law enacted by a legislature.
      2. A decree or edict, as of a ruler.
      1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
      2. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
      3. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
      1. The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
      2. A proposed or enacted law or group of laws.
      1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
      2. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system:
      3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
      1. The act of enacting.
      2. The state of being enacted.
      3. Something that has been enacted:
      1. An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
      2. A statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu.
      3. The entertainment offered by a theater.
      1. A judicial inquest, the writ by which it is instituted, or the verdict of the jurors.
      2. A decree or edict rendered at such an inquest.
      3. One of the periodic court sessions formerly held in each of the counties of England and Wales for the trial of civil or criminal cases.
    See also:

    law

  4. A short theatrical piece within a larger production

      1. A short, usually comic dramatic performance or work; a theatrical sketch.
      2. A short humorous or satirical piece of writing.
      1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
      2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
      3. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
  5. A display of insincere behavior

Verb
  1. To conduct oneself in a specified way

      1. To cease or discontinue:
      2. To resign from or relinquish:
      3. To depart from; leave:
      1. To perform or execute; carry out:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
      1. To expel from a country:
      2. To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
      1. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner:
      1. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner:
      2. To agree, correspond, or harmonize:
      1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
      2. To move or take from one place to another; transport:
      3. To escort or accompany.
      1. To conduct oneself in a specified way, especially in relation to others; exhibit behavior:
      2. To conduct oneself in a proper way:
      3. To act, react, function, or perform in a particular way:
      1. To carry (something) on one's person from one place to another:
      2. To move from one place to another while containing or supporting (something); convey or transport:
      3. To cause to move by or with steady pressure; push:
      1. To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
      2. To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner:
      3. To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
    See also:

    be

  2. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of

      1. To have or take on the appearance, sound, or character of; imitate:
      2. To make in imitation of or as a substitute for:
      3. To make a pretense of; feign:
      1. Something false or empty that is purported to be genuine:
      2. Deceitfulness or pretense:
      3. One who claims to be what he or she is not; an impostor or fraud:
      1. Pretended; feigned.
      2. A deceptive outward appearance.
      3. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
      1. To give a false appearance of; feign:
      2. To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
      3. To represent fictitiously in play; make believe:
      1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
      2. To present or constitute:
      3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
      1. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
      2. To play a pretended role; make believe.
      3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
      1. To give a false appearance of:
      2. To represent falsely; pretend to:
      3. To imitate so as to deceive:
      1. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
      2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
      3. A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
      1. To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
      2. To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance.
      1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
      2. To make a pretense of; feign:
      3. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
  3. To react in a specified way

      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
      2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill:
      3. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
      1. To perform a function; work:
      2. To perform surgery.
      3. To exert an influence:
      1. A person's role or occupation:
      2. The physiological activity of an organ or body part:
      3. A procedure within an application.
      1. To conduct oneself in a specified way, especially in relation to others; exhibit behavior:
      2. To conduct oneself in a proper way:
      3. To act, react, function, or perform in a particular way:
    See also:

    action

  4. To perform the duties of another

  5. To play the part of

      1. To have as a meaning, suggestion, or association; stand for or symbolize:
      2. To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols:
      3. To depict in art; portray:
      1. To depict or represent pictorially; make a picture of:
      2. To describe or represent in words:
      3. To describe or depict in a certain way:
      1. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
      2. To play a pretended role; make believe.
      3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
      1. To occupy oneself in an activity for amusement or recreation:
      2. To take part in a sport or game:
      3. To participate in betting; gamble.
      1. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
      2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill:
      3. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
      1. To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently:
      2. To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
      1. To make into law:
      2. To act (something) out, as on a stage:
      1. To perform or execute; carry out:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
  6. To produce on the stage.

Idioms:

    act up

  1. To behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion

  2. act up

  3. To work improperly due to mechanical difficulties

Another word for act

Noun
  1. An action

      1. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one.
      2. A program or system designed to take advantage of a particular error or security vulnerability in computers or networks.
      3. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
      1. The act of performing or the state of being performed.
      2. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
      3. The way in which someone or something functions:
      1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
      2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
      3. Action or performance in general:
      1. The state or process of acting or doing:
      2. Something that is done or accomplished; a deed.
      3. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
    See also:

    action

  2. An official or legal statement

      1. The laws effective in a particular nation. The laws effective in a particular nation.
      1. A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.
      2. A distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document.
      1. A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages.
      2. A system of symbols, letters, or words given certain arbitrary meanings, used for transmitting messages requiring secrecy or brevity.
      3. An access code.
      1. An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
      2. A statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu.
      3. The entertainment offered by a theater.
      1. A written or printed paper that bears the original, official, or legal form of something and can be used to furnish decisive evidence or information.
      2. Something, such as a recording or a photograph, that can be used to furnish evidence or information.
      3. A writing that contains information.
      1. An order issued under the authority of a court, commanding a person to appear in court on a particular date, usually to give testimony in a legal case.
      2. To serve or summon with such a writ.
      1. A call by an authority to appear, come, or do something.
      2. An order or process directing a person, especially a defendant in a case, to appear in court.
      3. An order or process directing a person to report to court as a potential juror.
      1. A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
      2. A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
      3. An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
      1. An adult male bovine mammal.
      2. The uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle.
      3. The adult male of certain other large animals, such as alligators, elephants, moose, or whales.
      1. A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act.
      2. Writings:
      1. A law enacted by a legislature.
      2. A decree or edict, as of a ruler.
      1. An authoritative order having the force of law.
      2. The judgment of a court of equity.
      3. The judgment of a court.
      1. An authoritative command or order.
      2. A custom or practice established by long usage.
      3. A Christian rite, especially the Eucharist.
      1. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
      2. A formal pronouncement or command.
      1. The act of making known publicly.
      2. Something announced.
      3. A broadcast message, especially a program note or commercial.
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. The act of changing for the better; improvement:
      2. A correction or alteration, as in a manuscript.
      3. The process of formally altering or adding to a document or record.
      1. The decision of the jury after the trial of a case.
      2. An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion:
      1. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
      2. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
      3. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
      1. The act or process of judging; the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation.
      2. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
      3. The mental ability to perceive and distinguish relationships; discernment:
      1. The act of proposing.
      2. A plan that is proposed.
      3. An offer of marriage.
      1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
      2. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system:
      3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
  3. A division of a play

      1. The concluding part, especially of a musical composition.
      1. An intervening episode, feature, or period of time:
      2. A short farcical entertainment performed between the acts of a medieval mystery or morality play.
      3. A 16th-century genre of comedy derived from this.
      1. The interval between two acts of a theatrical performance.
      2. Another performance, as of music or dance, provided between two acts of a theatrical performance.
      1. The act or process of introducing or the state of being introduced.
      2. A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.
      3. Something recently introduced; an innovation:
      1. A short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play.
      2. The performer who delivers such a short poem or speech.
      3. A short addition or concluding section at the end of a literary work, often dealing with the future of its characters.
      1. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
      2. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
      3. An introductory act, event, or period.
      1. A piece of fabric or other material that hangs in a window or open space as a decoration, shade, screen, or divider.
      2. Something that functions as or resembles a screen, cover, divider, or barrier:
      3. The movable screen or drape in a theater or hall that separates the stage from the auditorium or that serves as a backdrop.
      1. Something seen by a viewer; a view or prospect.
      2. The place where an action or event occurs:
      3. The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting.
  4. A short performance in a show

      1. A characteristic attribute, talent, or trait that is helpful in securing recognition or attention:
      2. An entertainment routine or gimmick.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. The act or an instance of coming into sight.
      2. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
      3. Outward aspect:
      1. A short play or skit presented before the principal dramatic production.
      2. A preliminary event.
      1. A dramatic soliloquy.
      2. A literary composition in the form of a soliloquy.
      3. A continuous series of jokes or comic stories delivered by one comedian.
      1. A short, usually comic dramatic performance or work; a theatrical sketch.
      2. A short humorous or satirical piece of writing.
      1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
      2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
      3. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
      1. A small portion, degree, or amount:
      2. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      3. A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
      1. A member of the set of positive integers; one of a series of symbols of unique meaning in a fixed order that can be derived by counting.
      2. A member of any of the following sets of mathematical objects: integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. These sets can be derived from the positive integers through various algebraic and analytic constructions.
      3. Arithmetic.
      1. The act of performing or the state of being performed.
      2. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
      3. The way in which someone or something functions:
      1. A set of customary or unchanging and often mechanically performed activities or procedures:
      2. The practice of such activities or procedures:
      3. A scripted piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater:
  5. A pose

Verb
  1. To perform an action