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Definition of Act
ActAct Act, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Acting.] [L. actus, p. p. of agere to drive, lead, do; but
influenced by E. act, n.]
1. To move to action; to actuate; to animate. [Obs.]
Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul.
2. To perform; to execute; to do. [Archaic]
That we act our temporal affairs with a desire no
greater than our necessity. --Jer. Taylor.
Industry doth beget by producing good habits, and
facility of acting things expedient for us to do.
Uplifted hands that at convenient times Could act
extortion and the worst of crimes. --Cowper.
3. To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the
4. To assume the office or character of; to play; to
personate; as, to act the hero.
5. To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.
With acted fear the villain thus pursued. --Dryden.
To act a part, to sustain the part of one of the characters
in a play; hence, to simulate; to dissemble.
To act the part of, to take the character of; to fulfill
the duties of.
Meaning of Act from wikipedia
to: Acting, action
of an actor
in a theatrical performance Act
(drama), a segment
of a performance, such as a play or opera
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