acts, 3rd person singular present; acted, past participle; acting, present participle; acted, past tense;
Take action; do something
they urged Washington to act
governments must act to reduce pollution
Take action according to or in the light of
I shall certainly act on his suggestion
Take action in order to bring about
one's ability to act for community change
Represent (someone) on a contractual, legal, or paid basis
he chose an attorney to act for him
Be motivated by
you acted from greed
Behave in the way specified
they followed the man who was seen acting suspiciously
he acts as if he owned the place
Behave in the manner of
try to act like civilized adults
Fulfill the function or serve the purpose of
they need volunteers to act as foster parents
Have the effect of
a five-year sentence will act as a deterrent
Take effect; have a particular effect
bacteria act on proteins and sugar
Perform a fictional role in a play, movie, or television production
she acted in her first professional role at the age of six
Perform (a part or role)
he acted the role of the dragon
he got the chance to act out other people's jobs
Behave so as to appear to be; pretend to be
I acted dumb at first
Perform a narrative as if it were a play
encouraging students to act out the stories
Express repressed or unconscious feelings in overt behavior
the impulses of hatred and killing which some human beings act out
A thing done; a deed
a criminal act
the act of writing down one's thoughts
an act of heroism
she was putting on an act and laughing a lot
A particular type of behavior or routine
he did his Sir Galahad act
A written ordinance of Congress, or another legislative body; a statute
the act to abolish slavery
A document attesting a legal transaction
The recorded decisions or proceedings of a committee or an academic body
A main division of a play, ballet, or opera
A set performance
her one-woman poetry act
A performing group
an act called the Apple Blossom Sisters
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"
a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
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"
something that people do or cause to happen
a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
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"
ACT! by Sage is a customer relationship management (CRM) software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users. ...
ACT is a lossy ADPCM 8 kbit/s compressed audio format recorded by most Chinese MP3 and MP4 players with a recording function, and voice recorders. ...
Act were a short-lived synthpop group signed to ZTT Records in the late 1980s, and comprising Thomas Leer and ex-Propaganda vocalist Claudia Brücken. Besides electro-pop and disco the group were also influenced by psychedelic rock and musical theatre. ...
ACT-R (pronounced act-ARE: Adaptive Control of Thought--Rational) is a cognitive architecture mainly developed by John Robert Anderson at Carnegie Mellon University. ...
An act is an instrument that records a fact or something that has been said, done, or agreed. Acts generally take the form of legal instruments of writing that have probative value and executory force. ...
An act is a division or unit of a drama. The number of acts in a production can range from one to five, depending on how a writer structures the outline of the story. The length of time for an act to be performed can range from 30 to 90 minutes.
Abbreviation of activities; Abbreviation of actor; Abbreviation of actuary; Abbreviation of acting; Abbreviation of active; Abbreviation of actual
Something done, a deed; Actuality; A product of a legislative body, a statute; The process of doing something; A formal or official record of something done; A division of a theatrical performance; A display of behaviour; A performer or performers in a show; To do something; To perform ...
(ACTS (Automated Computer Time Service)) Back to/Related subjects - Data
(ACTS (ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SATELLITE)) The NASA experimental satellite project which demonstrated the use of the Ka Band (30/20 GHz) services; on-board processing with multiple beams, electronic hopping antenna beams, and dynamic adjuctment of power to cope with rain attenuation. ...
(ACTS) Acronym for air charge temperature sensor.
(ACTS) Action Correspondence Tracking System.
(ACTS) Advanced Chemical Technologies for Sustainability
(ACTS) The Association of Chicago Theological Schools, a 12-seminary consortium that allows students to cross-register at no additional cost.
(ACTS) The volume of bills enacted at one session; published by the Legislative Research Commission.
(ACTS) as a bed for the soil, bacteria/microbes, oxygen, water, heat, and nitrogen while the reproduction of enzymes takes place,
(Acts) (TNTC), Leicester: IVP, 1980.
(Acts) Agrippa I · Agrippa II · Felix · Claudius Lysias · Junius A. Gallio · Festus · Sergius Paulus
(Acts) Divisions of plays or operas. On the contemporary stage, the three-act play is most common.