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Definition for: act

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English

Etymology

Latin actum ^ meaning an action, the process of doing something; past participle of agere .

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ækt

Noun

act ( plural acts )

  1. something done, a deed
  2. a state of existence
  3. a product of a legislative body, a statute
  4. the process of doing something
  5. a record of something done
    The Acts of the Apostles
  6. a division of a theatrical performance
  7. a display of behavior, a pretense

Translations

deed
  • Danish: handling, dåd
  • Dutch: handeling f . , daad
  • Finnish: teko
  • French: acte m .
  • German: Handlung f .
  • Indonesian: tindakan, perlakuan, perbuatan
  • Italian: atto m
  • Malay: perbuatan, tindakan
  • Polish: czyn
  • Portuguese: ato m . ( Brazil ), acto m . ( Portugal )
  • Slovak: skutok m , čin m
  • Spanish: acto m
  • Swedish: handling c , dåd n
existence
  • Slovak: skutok m , čin m
statute
  • Malay: akta
  • Portuguese: ato m . ( Brazil ), acto m . ( Portugal )
  • Slovak: skutok m , čin m
  • Spanish: ley f
  • Telugu: చట్టం
process of doing
  • Dutch: handeling f .
  • French: acte m . , action f .
  • German: Handlung f . , Akt m
  • Italian: atto m
  • Malay: lakon
  • Polish: działanie
  • Portuguese: ato m . , ação f . ( Brazil ), acto m . , acção f . ( Portugal )
  • Slovak: skutok m , čin m
  • Spanish: acto m , acción f
  • Swedish: handling c
  • Telugu: చర్య, క్రియ
record of something done
  • Finnish: teot
  • French: acte m .
  • Polish: akt
  • Portuguese: ata f .
  • Slovak: skutok m , čin m
  • Spanish: hecho 'm'
division of theatrical performance
  • Danish: akt
  • Dutch: akte
  • Finnish: näytös
  • French: acte m .
  • German: Akt
  • Italian: atto m . , numero m .
  • Malay: babak
  • Polish: akt
  • Portuguese: ato m . ( Brazil ), acto m . ( Portugal )
  • Slovak: dejstvo n
  • Spanish: acto 'm'
  • Swedish: akt
  • Telugu: అంకము (నాటకం లోని భాగం)
display of behaviour
  • French: acte m .
  • Italian: scena f . , messinscena f .
  • Malay: pura-pura
  • Portuguese: ato m . ( Brazil ), acto m . ( Portugal )
  • Slovak: skutok m , čin m
  • Ido : agar
  • Japanese : 行動 (こうどう, kōdō)
  • Lithuanian : veika f . , veiksmas m

Verb

to act ( third-person singular simple present acts , present participle acting , simple past acted , past participle acted )

  1. to do something
  2. to perform a theatrical role
  3. to behave in a certain way
  4. to respond to information
  5. ( chemistry ) to have an effect on

Derived terms

  • activate
  • deactivate
  • enact
  • interact
  • react
  • reactive

Translations

  • Chemehuevi: tɨ'gai
  • Dutch: handelen
  • Esperanto: agi, aktori
  • Finnish: tehdä (1), näytellä (2)
  • French: agir
  • German: handeln, agieren
  • Ido: agar
  • Indonesian: bertindak, melakukan
  • Italian: agire
  • Japanese: 行動する (こうどうする, kōdō-suru)
  • Lithuanian: veikti f . , vaidinti
  • Malay: bertindak, membuat
  • Polish: działać (1), robić (1), grać (2)
  • Spanish: actuar
  • Swedish: agera (1,2), handla (1)

Other Translations for "act"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codeact
Hexe1 63 74
Pig Latinactway

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