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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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