Engelsk ordbok

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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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