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Act As

Act As appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Epochs I fan act as if I sat… can a fish cope?
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Definition of the verb act as

What does act as mean as a doing phrase?


  1. function as or act like
    • example: This heap of stones will act as a barrier
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: function / serve = serve a purpose, role, or function
  2. pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of act as: act / play
    • more generic words: act / behave / do = behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior

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Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Wine is also sometimes employed, but very improperly ; for as a solvent it can only act as a mixture of alcohol and water, and the principles which it leaves behind on evaporation are rather injurious than of advantage to the extract. Water is the ...

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Walk on and act as a tourist!

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I have to say that it's very few countries that are willing to look back at its past and apologize for its act, or make amends for its act, as the United States had one. (Robert Matsui)
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