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act
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 16
2. The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress.
3. A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done.
4. A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed.
5. A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
6. A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.
3. To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
5. To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.
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