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Overview of noun acting

The noun acting has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) acting, playing, playacting, performing

(the performance of a part or role in a drama)


Overview of verb act

The verb act has 10 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (35) act, move

(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")

2. (22) act, behave, do

(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")

3. (7) act, play, represent

(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 husband's master")

4. (4) act

(discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?")

5. (1) act, play, act as

(pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad")

6. act

(be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well")

7. work, act

(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 only if you take it with a lot of water")

8. act

(be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure)

9. dissemble, pretend, act

(behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting")

10. act, play, roleplay, playact

(perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'")


Overview of adj acting

The adj acting has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) acting

(serving temporarily especially as a substitute; "the acting president")

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