Synonyms for (noun) act

Synonyms: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen

Similar words: event

Definition: something that happens at a given place and time


Synonyms: enactment, act

Definition: a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

Similar words: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Definition: (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right


Synonyms: turn, act, bit, number, routine

Definition: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

Usage: he did his act three times every evening; she had a catchy little routine; it was one of the best numbers he ever did

Similar words: performance, public presentation

Definition: a dramatic or musical entertainment

Usage: they listened to ten different performances; the play ran for 100 performances; the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity


Synonyms: act

Definition: a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet

Similar words: dramatic composition, dramatic work

Definition: a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.


Synonyms: act

Definition: a manifestation of insincerity

Usage: he put on quite an act for her benefit

Similar words: expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion

Definition: expression without words

Usage: tears are an expression of grief; the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

Synonyms for (verb) act

Synonyms: play, act, act as

Definition: pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

Usage: He acted the idiot; She plays deaf when the news are bad

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: 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


Synonyms: act

Definition: discharge one's duties

Usage: She acts as the chair; In what capacity are you acting?

Similar words: serve

Definition: do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function

Usage: He served as head of the department for three years; She served in Congress for two terms


Synonyms: represent, play, act

Definition: play a role or part

Usage: 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

Similar words: re-create

Definition: create anew

Usage: Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale


Synonyms: act, play, playact, roleplay

Definition: perform on a stage or theater

Usage: She acts in this play; He acted in `Julius Caesar'; I played in `A Christmas Carol'

Similar words: perform

Definition: give a performance (of something)

Usage: Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight; We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera


Synonyms: work, act

Definition: have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected

Usage: 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

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won


Synonyms: act

Definition: be suitable for theatrical performance

Usage: This scene acts well

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer