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enactment, act
n. a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
bit, turn, number, routine, act
n. 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"
act
n. a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
act
n. a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
human activity, human action, deed, act
n. something that people do or cause to happen
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do, behave, act
v. 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"
act as, play, act
v. pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
act
v. be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
act, pretend, dissemble
v. behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
playact, roleplay, play, act
v. perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
act
v. be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
act, work
v. 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"
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exploit, effort, feat
n. a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
performance
n. any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
committal, commission, perpetration
n. the act of committing a crime
death penalty, capital punishment, executing, execution
n. putting a condemned person to death
simulation, model
n. representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
show
n. a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
abuse
v. use wrongly or improperly or excessively; "Her husband often abuses alcohol"; "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"
resort, repair
v. move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
doctor up, doctor, sophisticate
v. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
run, go, move
v. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
murmur
v. speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
strain, reach, strive
v. to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
run, go, operate, work, function
v. perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
counterfeit, fake, forge
v. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
adopt, dramatise, dramatize
v. put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
appear
v. appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
imitate
v. make a reproduction or copy of
give rise to, bring about, produce
v. cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"
displace, move
v. cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
come along, appear
v. come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
seem
v. appear to one's own mind or opinion; "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"
thrum, hum
v. sound with a monotonous hum
perform
v. perform a function; "Who will perform the wedding?"
officiate
v. act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding; "Who officiated at your wedding?"
struggle
v. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
labour, labor
v. undergo the efforts of childbirth
retire, withdraw, adjourn
v. break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
handle, care, deal, manage
v. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
run, operate
v. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
fete, celebrate
v. have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
bear, carry, hold
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
comport, behave
v. behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"
strive, endeavour, endeavor
v. attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
misrepresent, wangle, cook, falsify, fake, manipulate, fudge
v. tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
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act on, follow up on, pursue
v. carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"
carry on, act up
v. misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way; "The children acted up when they were not bored"
act upon, work, influence
v. have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
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spectacular
n. a lavishly produced performance; "they put on a Christmas spectacular"
forbear, refrain
v. resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
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