act

I
n.
action

1) to commit, perform an act

2) a barbaric, barbarous; courageous; criminal; foolish, rash; heroic, noble; humane; illegal; impulsive; justified; kind; overt; statesmanlike; thoughtful act (she performed an heroic act)

3) an act of (an act of faith; he committed an act of folly)

4) in the act (caught in the act)

performance

5) a circus; nightclub; variety (BE), vaudeville (AE) act

6) (misc.) to put on an act ('to pretend')

misc.

7) to get into the act ('to participate')

II
v.

1) to act impulsively; irresponsibly; responsibly

2) (d; intr.) ('to serve') to act as (she acted as our interpreter)

3) (d; intr.) to act for ('to replace') and esp. BE ('to represent as one's lawyer')

4) (d; intr.) ('to behave') to act like (the soldier acted like a real hero)

5) (D; intr.) ('to take action') to act on, upon (to act on smb.'s advice; to act on a request)

6) (d; intr.) ('to take action') to act out of (they acted out of fear)

7) (d; intr.) ('to behave') to act towards (how did they act towards you?)

8) (P; intr.) ('to behave') the soldier acted bravely

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[ækt]
humane
impulsive
irresponsibly
overt
perform an act
responsibly
statesmanlike
vaudeville (AE) act
variety (BE)
thoughtful act (she performed an heroic act)
upon (to act on smb. 's advice; to act on a request)
(D; intr.) ('to take action') to act on
(P; intr.) ('to behave') the soldier acted bravely
['action'] to commit
['performance'] a circus
a barbaric
to act impulsively
['misc. '] to get into the act ('to participate')
(misc.) to put on an act ('to pretend')
(d; intr.) to act for ('to replace') and esp. BE ('to represent as one's lawyer')
an act of (an act of faith; he committed an act of folly)
in the act (caught in the act)
(d; intr.) ('to behave') to act towards (how did they act towards you?)
(d; intr.) ('to serve') to act as (she acted as our interpreter)
(d; intr.) ('to behave') to act like (the soldier acted like a real hero)
(d; intr.) ('to take action') to act out of (they acted out of fear)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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