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Definition of ACTING
Pronunciation : ACTING

noun : ACTING

Source:WordNet 3.1

verb : ACTING

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) 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. (

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

Adjective : ACTING

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

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