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Engelsk substantiv: act

1. act (om kommunikasjon) a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)enactment


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkinstrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document


Mere spesifikke uttrykkdecree, edict, fiat, legislative act, nullity, order, rescript, statute


Overordnet kategorijurisprudence, law

2. act something that people do or cause to happen


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)deed, human action, human activity


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkevent


Mere spesifikke uttrykkabidance, acquiring, action, activity, actuation, assessment, assumption, causation, causing, communicating, communication, delivery, departure, derivation, digging up, discovery, disinterment, disposal, disposition, distribution, effectuation, egress, egression, emergence, equalisation, equalization, exhumation, find, forfeit, forfeiture, getting, going, going away, group action, hinderance, hindrance, hire, implementation, inactivity, interference, judgement, judgment, leaning, leaving, legitimation, leveling, mitsvah, mitzvah, motivating, motivation, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, obstetrical delivery, permissive waste, proclamation, production, promulgation, propulsion, recovery, rejection, residence, residency, retrieval, running away, sacrifice, speech act, stay, stop, stoppage, touch, touching, uncovering, waste, wear, wearing

3. act (om kommunikasjon) a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdramatic composition, dramatic work


Omfatter disse spesifikke uttrykkscene


Omfatter disse overordnede uttrykkeneballet, concert dance, drama, dramatic play, opera, play

4. act (om kommunikasjon) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe did his act three times every evening.
She had a catchy little routine.
It was one of the best numbers he ever did.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)bit, number, routine, turn


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkperformance, public presentation


Mere spesifikke uttrykkshow-stopper, showstopper, stopper

5. act (om kommunikasjon) a manifestation of insincerity


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe put on quite an act for her benefit.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkexpression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion


Engelsk verb: act

1. act (om adferd) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThink before you act.
We must move quickly.
The governor should act on the new energy bill.
The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)move


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Mere spesifikke uttrykkacquit, act on, act superior, aggress, alternate, antagonise, antagonize, anticipate, approach, assay, attack, attempt, bear, begin, behave, behave, carry, coact, come close, come forward, come out, come to the fore, commit, comport, comport, condescend, condescend, condescend, conduct, contend, continue, continue, continue, cope, counter, counteract, court, court, create, dally, dare, dare, deal, deal, deign, deport, descend, dispatch, disturb, do well, effect, egotrip, end up, engage, essay, evade, exert, festinate, fetch up, finish, finish up, flirt, force, foresee, forestall, get around to, get by, go, go about, go ahead, go along, go off at half-cock, go off half-cocked, go on, grapple, guard, had best, hasten, hold back, hold off, hurry, interact, interrupt, keep, land up, look sharp, lord it over, lower oneself, make a point, make bold, make do, make out, make sure, manage, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, misbehave, misconduct, misdemean, move, offer, oppose, participate, partner, pay back, perform, perpetrate, persist in, play, play, play, play it by ear, plow ahead, presume, proceed, proceed, prosecute, prosecute, pull, pursue, put on airs, queen it over, race, rampage, react, react, reciprocate, repay, repeat, respond, reward, romance, rush, satisfice, satisfise, seek, set about, sneak, solicit, stampede, start, step forward, step to the fore, step up, stoop, surprise, take, take care, take over, take part, take time by the forelock, take turns, toy, try, use, volunteer, wait, wind up, woo


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)refrain, forbear

2. act (i anatomi) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningYou 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)behave, do


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Mere spesifikke uttrykkact, act as, act involuntarily, act reflexively, backslap, bend over backwards, bluster, break down, bungle, dally, dawdle, fall over backwards, follow, footle, freeze, frivol, hugger mugger, jest, joke, loosen up, lose it, make, make, make as if, menace, optimise, optimize, piffle, play, play, presume, puff up, quack, rage, ramp, relax, romanticize, sauce, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sentimentise, sentimentize, snap, stooge, storm, swagger, swash, swell, toy, trifle, vulgarise, vulgarize, wanton


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningact, act, act as, dissemble, play, pretend

3. act (om tilblivelse) play a role or part


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningGielgud 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)play, represent


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkre-create


Mere spesifikke uttrykkact out, act out, emote, enact, impersonate, make, make believe, parody, portray, pretend, reenact, support


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningact, act, act as, play, play, play, playact, roleplay


Overordnet kategoriperforming arts

4. act (om konkurranse) discharge one's duties


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe acts as the chair.
In what capacity are you acting?.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkserve


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbank, criticise, criticize

5. act (i anatomi) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe acted the idiot.
She plays deaf when the news are bad.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)act as, play


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkact, behave, do


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningact, act, behave, do, play, represent

6. act (om tilstand) be suitable for theatrical performance


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis scene acts well.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s Adjective/Noun


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbe


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningact, play, playact, roleplay

7. act (om adferd) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)work


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningbring, make for, play, work, wreak

8. act (om adferd) be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s


Mere spesifikke uttrykkdrive around, play, walk around

9. act (om tilblivelse) behave unnaturally or affectedly


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe's just acting.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)dissemble, pretend


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Mere spesifikke uttrykkassume, feign, sham, simulate


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningact, behave, do

10. act (om tilblivelse) perform on a stage or theater


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe acts in this play.
He acted in `Julius Caesar'.
I played in `A Christmas Carol'.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)play, playact, roleplay


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkperform


Mere spesifikke uttrykkham, ham it up, mime, overact, overplay, pantomime, stooge, underact, underplay


Utsagnsord med lignende betydningact, act, play, play, play, represent


Overordnet kategoridramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre









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