Nouns (13)

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

Verbs (17)

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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Fuzzynyms (81)

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"

Synonyms (8)

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"

Antonyms (3)

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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