Acting: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and more!

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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Synonyms Antonyms Hypernym Topic Verb Group
act 35 Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) think 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 Verb No Data refrain No Data No Data No Data
work 32 Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected “The 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 Verb No Data No Data succeed No Data Bring
play 27 Play a role or part Gielgud 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” Verb No Data No Data re-create performing arts Act, Act, Play
act 22 Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself You 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 Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data Act, Dissemble
behave 18 Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself You 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 Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data Act, Dissemble
pretend 10 Behave unnaturally or affectedly “She’s just acting” Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data Act
act 7 Play a role or part Gielgud 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” Verb No Data No Data re-create performing arts Act, Act, Play
play 6 Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind He acted the idiot, She plays deaf when the news are bad Verb No Data No Data act No Data Act, Act
acting 5 The performance of a part or role in a drama No Data Noun No Data No Data activity No Data No Data
acting 4 Serving temporarily especially as a substitute the acting president Adjective impermanent No Data No Data No Data No Data
act 4 Discharge one’s duties She acts as the chair, In what capacity are you acting? Verb No Data No Data serve No Data No Data
move 3 Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) think 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 Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
do 3 Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself You 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 Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data Act, Dissemble
act 1 Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind He acted the idiot, She plays deaf when the news are bad Verb No Data No Data act No Data Act, Act
represent 1 Play a role or part Gielgud 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” Verb No Data No Data re-create performing arts Act, Act, Play
playacting 1 The performance of a part or role in a drama No Data Noun No Data No Data activity No Data No Data
roleplay 1 Perform on a stage or theater She acts in this play, “He acted in `Julius Caesar'”, “I played in `A Christmas Carol'” Verb No Data No Data perform dramaturgy Act, Act, Play, Play
playing 0 The performance of a part or role in a drama No Data Noun No Data No Data activity No Data No Data
act as 0 Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind He acted the idiot, She plays deaf when the news are bad Verb No Data No Data act No Data Act, Act
act 0 Be suitable for theatrical performance This scene acts well Verb No Data No Data be No Data Act
performing 0 The performance of a part or role in a drama No Data Noun No Data No Data activity No Data No Data
act 0 Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure No Data Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
dissemble 0 Behave unnaturally or affectedly “She’s just acting” Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data Act
act 0 Behave unnaturally or affectedly “She’s just acting” Verb No Data No Data No Data No Data Act
act 0 Perform on a stage or theater She acts in this play, “He acted in `Julius Caesar'”, “I played in `A Christmas Carol'” Verb No Data No Data perform dramaturgy Act, Act, Play, Play
play 0 Perform on a stage or theater She acts in this play, “He acted in `Julius Caesar'”, “I played in `A Christmas Carol'” Verb No Data No Data perform dramaturgy Act, Act, Play, Play
playact 0 Perform on a stage or theater She acts in this play, “He acted in `Julius Caesar'”, “I played in `A Christmas Carol'” Verb No Data No Data perform dramaturgy Act, Act, Play, Play
act 0 Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected “The 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 Verb No Data No Data succeed No Data Bring
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How many meanings does the word "Acting" have?

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The word "Acting" has 28 meanings. The most frequent meaning is act.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Acting"?

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The word "Acting" has 251 hyponyms which are: achieve, arrive, hit, luck out, nail down, pan out, pass, pull off, run, work, act, fictionalize, forge, model, perform, play, recite, reenact, regenerate, represent, stage, act involuntarily, backslap, break down, bungle, dally, fall over backwards, follow, footle, freeze, frivol, hugger mugger, joke, make, make as if, menace, optimize, piffle, presume, quack, ramp, relax, romanticize, sauce, sentimentalise, stooge, swagger, swell, vulgarize, wanton, acting, aid, attempt, behavior, burst, buzz, calibration, ceremony, concealment, continuance, control, creation, cup of tea, demand, dismantling, diversion, domesticity, education, energizing, enjoyment, follow-up, fun, game, grouping, lamentation, last, laughter, leadership, liveliness, market, measurement, music, mystification, negotiation, occupation, operation, organization, perturbation, placement, pleasure, politics, practice, precession, preparation, procedure, protection, provision, puncture, release, representation, role, search, sensory activity, service, sin, solo, space walk, support, timekeeping, training, turn, use, variation, verbalization, waste, works, worship, writing, wrongdoing, caddie, officiate, rotate, sit, staff, audition, barnstorm, concertize, conduct, debut, give, grandstand, interlude, play out, rap, sightread, underperform, abound, accept, account, account for, answer, appear, bake, balance, be well, beat, begin, belong, breathe, buy, clean, cohere, come in for, come in handy, compact, compare, confuse, connect, consist, contain, continue, cost, count, cover, cut, cut across, deck, depend, deserve, disagree, distribute, diverge, draw, end, fall, feel, figure, fit, gape, go, gravitate, hail, hang, head, hold, hoodoo, hum, impend, incarnate, iridesce, jumble, kill, lend, let go, lie, litter, loiter, look, lubricate, make sense, measure, mope, object, osculate, owe, pay, point, press, promise, prove, put out, rage, range, rank, rate, recognize, relate, remain, rest, retard, run into, rut, seem, seethe, sell, shine, sparkle, specify, squat, stagnate, stand, stand by, stay, stick, stink, subtend, suck, suffer, suit, swim, swing, tend, test, total, translate, transplant, trim, underlie, want, wash, wind.

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Is the word "Acting" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Acting" has a maximum frequency of 35.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Acting"?

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The word "Acting" has 1 synonyms which are: impermanent.

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