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Act - Endla.

Act is an English word meaning "Endla." in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of act
- Act n
- A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body [syn: {enactment}]
- Something that people do or cause to happen [syn: {human action}, {human activity}]
- A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
- A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did" [syn: {routine}, {number}, {turn}, {bit}]
- A manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit" v
- 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" [syn: {move}] [ant: {refrain}]
- 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" [syn: {behave}, {do}]
- 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" [syn: {play}, {represent}]
- Discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
- Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad" [syn: {play}, {act as}]
- Be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
- 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" [syn: {work}]
- Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
- Behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting" [syn: {dissemble}, {pretend}]
- Perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'" [syn: {play}, {roleplay}, {playact}]
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