behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
something that people do or cause to happen
a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
a manifestation of insincerity
a short performance that is part of a longer program
discharge one's duties
behave unnaturally or affectedly
play a role or part
perform on a stage or theater
have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
be suitable for theatrical performance
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.
The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of parliament, or of congress.
A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done.
A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed.
A thesis maintained in public, in some english universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence.
Process of doing; action. in act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing).
To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
To perform; to execute; to do.
To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.
To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero.
To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.
To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.
To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.
To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.
To perform on the stage; to represent a character.