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English verb: act as

1. act as (stative) function as or act like

SamplesThis heap of stones will act as a barrier.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)function, serve

2. act as (body) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

SamplesHe acted the idiot.
She plays deaf when the news are bad.

Synonymsact, play

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

Verb groupact, act, behave, do, play, represent

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