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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 Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War (2011)

by William L. Barney

Most Republicans, however, wanted to bring Reconstruction to an end as soon as possible, and they backed the act as the best they could get. Passed over Johnson's predictable veto in March 1867, the Reconstruction Act needed to be ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

compounds from damaging cells Enhance detoxification Act as antioxidants Have direct antitumor effects Have immune-enhancing properties Block estrogen receptors Act as antioxidants Modulate hormone receptors Enhance detoxification ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

A metallic element which used to be added to *amalgam alloy during manufacture to act as a scavenger for oxygen; however, its presence can cause the amalgam to expand in the presence of moisture, which can lead to tooth fracture.

Google previewDictionary of International Investment and Finance Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

legally authorized to act as trustee. trust deed A legal document that transfers property into the ...

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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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