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Question with the verb Act As

1 example:

Who will act as spokesman?

Sentences with the verb Act As

49 examples:

You may act as you wish.

I'll act as a guide for you.

He appointed John to act as his deputy.

Tom appointed Mary to act as his assistant.

Women are directly adapted to act as the nurses and educators of our early childhood, for the simple reason that they themselves are childish, foolish, and short-sighted.

You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
(Ashanti proverb)

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
(William James)

The broth is cooking, and now we have to act as one.
(Bedouin proverb)

Sort library is to act as a silent mode of art criticism.
(Jorge Luis Borges)

If you act as good as you look, you'll never shame your family.
(American proverb)

I act as a sponge. I soak it up and squeeze it out in ink every two weeks.
(Janet Flanner)

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
(Khalil Gibran)

A mobile phone is then slotted in to act as a display.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

It could act as a generator during a power cut, for example.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

This could allow it to act as an extra set of eyes for soldiers.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Consider asking these 9 questions to your network to act as a guide.
(Darrah Brustein, [email protected] in Forbes - Business, )

It's thought to act as a stressbuster, reduce pain and ease depression.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Instead he got Triple H and Stephanie coming down to act as a peacemakers.
(The Independent - Sport, )

Criminals paid for stables to be built above the farm to act as a distraction.
(Daily Mail - News, )

78 per cent have had to act as supply teachers – up from 64 per cent last year.
(Daily Mail - News, )

One big problem: The U.S. may not have enough horsepower to act as the global tow truck.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Sony has announced a new smart light bulb that is able to act as the hub of a smart home.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The software is designed to act as a low-cost early warning system for pancreatic tumours.
(BBC News - Business, )

Channel 4 said it would act as a 'nationwide tannoy system' for Britain's 2.8million Muslims.
(Daily Mail - News, )

An island is being created on a Dorset river to act as a sanctuary for endangered water voles.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

An excitable signalling network has been proposed to act as a pacemaker that drives cell motility.
(Nature Communications, )

Unveiled in Berlin, Samsung Gear VR, users slip a Note 3 tablet into the headset to act as a screen.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

They act as a kind of spectator foreplay, setting the mood for something risky, visceral, vulnerable.
(Leah Ollman in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

The heritage building is expected to act as the temporary home for the House of Commons for 10 years.
(CBC News in CBC News - Politics, )

It was thought fit only to act as a receptacle for that most déclassé of things, the prawn cocktail.
(The Independent - Food & Drink, )

Protein kinase R (PKR) has been suggested to act as a mediator of ER stress and inflammation in obesity.
(Nature Communications, )

LikeSo was created to act as a personal speech coach for those who have a little trouble speaking in public.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

A swarm of vehicles apparently circling your location is intended to act as an incentive to book an Uber car.
(The Independent - Business, )

The company hired its cafeteria operator to act as a go-between with the government in a thorny customs case.
(The New York Times - Business, )

A Japan-made robot is heading to the International Space Stations to act as a companion to astronauts on board.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Chemists successfully isolated deoxyribozymes over 20 years ago – a DNA with the ability to act as an enzyme.
(Science Daily - News, )

It can act as a bluetooth headset to make and receive calls, play audio clips from the show and act as a speaker.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

She may have her own fashion label but Gwen Stefani is happy to act as a walking advertisement for the competition.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

They will act as fashion advisers - and not traditional salespeople - when customers start pushing the Apple Watch.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The planned launching of a spacecraft that is to act as a “tsunami buoy” for solar storms was called off Sunday.
(The New York Times - Science, )

5-Formylcytosine (5fC) is implicated in active DNA demethylation and has been proposed to act as an epigenetic signal.
(Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, )

An Australian passenger has begged the government to act as a voyage she is on falters after a crew member goes missing.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The wild-type allele of Kras has been shown to act as a tumour suppressor in mouse models of non-small-cell lung cancer.
(Nature, )

A converted vehicle has been designed to act as a sanctuary for Danish sex workers at risk of violence and exploitation.
(BBC News - World News, )

Bumble and Bumble’s new $29 Cityswept finishing spray is meant to act as a surf spray alternative for die-hard urbanites.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

A new vaccine has been developed to act as a booster to Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG), currently the only TB vaccine available.
(Science Daily - News, )

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her father gave her to Boko Haram militants who tried to force her to act as a suicide bomber.
(CNN - World News, )

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S., he will act as salesman-in-chief by marketing Japan’s high-speed rail system.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.
(Nature, )

Negative sentences with the verb Act As

5 examples:

The pump did not act as it should have.

Don't act as if you were born in the year of Camel.

An accuser may not act as a defender.
(Hebrew proverb)

Dr Clare Gerada of the Royal College of General Practitioners insisted doctors would not act as ‘a new border agency’.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The Privy Council Office says Canada's top bureaucrat didn't act as a "political spokesman" for the Conservative government.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )


6 examples:

Did the world really act as fast as possible to meet the threat to the environment?

Could coffee act as nature's Viagra?
(Tech Times - Health, )

And can an airplane act as a surrogate for a maneuvering rocket?
(Science Daily - News, )

What can you do to influence how others think or act as a result of your encounters?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Did crooked police act as standover men for a drug supplier who disposed of a young florist in 1978?
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The 'b-tourist' claims to give fliers privacy, store their valuables and even act as a pillow, but surely it will only succeed in irritating your fellow passengers?
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

My uncle had me act as a translator.

Just act as if nothing has happened.

We should so act as to solve the problem.

Just try to act as if nothing has happened.

We can't just act as if nothing has happened.

In a pinch, a vegetable peeler can act as a zester.

This salve will act as a protective film over the burn.

One must act as a man of thought and think as a man of action.

Languages act as distorting mirrors: one is more prone to hearing languages that one speaks.

Friends, don't be constantly in fear of the unthinkingly critical, grimacing conventional world, but always act as your conscience and heart dictate.

Act as if were impossible to fail.
(Dorothea Broude)

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
(Dorothea Brande)

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
(Charles Kettering)

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
(William James)

One should act as he may, not as he would like to.
(Hungarian proverb)

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
(William James)

A genuinely democratic Iraq might well act as a fresh spur.
(Douglas Hurd)

To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.
(Dorthea Brande)

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
(Thomas Jefferson)

If you want to gather a lot of knowledge, act as if you are ignorant.
(Vietnamese proverb)

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
(Abraham Lincoln)

Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
(B.C. Forbes)

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the 'as if' technique.
(William James)

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law.
(Immanuel Kant in Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Ethics)

No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess.
(Anatoly Karpov)

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
(St. Jerome)

Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
(Kwame Nkrumah)

They also act as an Olympic qualifying competition.
(CBC Sports in CBC Sports, )

Conan O'Brien will act as the master of ceremonies.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

High Arctic soils can act as sources or sinks of methane.
(Nature Geoscience, )

Jeff Nichols' 'Loving' will act as the opening-night film.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

D. Manning & Associates will act as the company’s trustee.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

Electrolytes act as electron transport agents inside the DSCs.
(Science Daily - News, )

The musician will also act as an executive produce on the film.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

The mum-of-two took in her four young siblings to act as carer.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Astra insider Elisabeth Bjork will act as chief medical officer.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The musician will also act as an executive producer on the film.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Music, )

'Phineas and Ferb' co-creator Jeff Marsh will act as showrunner.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

They've both made the move to the UK to act as talent show judges.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

The cost of meeting these requirements will act as a tax of sorts.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

They also remove traces that may act as a reminder of the scandal.
(Science Daily - News, )

In no time, those images act as a shorthand for the movement itself.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The 26-year-old will act as cover for Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Quantum mechanics says that light can act as both a wave and particle.
(UPI - Science News, )

The liquid-filled glasses act as drink chillers when kept in the freezer.
(CNET News, )

A growing army of schoolchildren act as carers for family members in need.
(Sally Williams in The Telegraph - News, )

The feature will act as a prequel to the popular action-adventure video game.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

But rarely does even the great Streep act as she does in August: Osage County.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

The store will would act as a pickup and returns centre as well as a showroom.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Their findings add to fears the devices act as a 'gateway' to smoking tobacco.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

But they also act as if creating a company's culture is some mythical process.
(Tendayi Viki, Contributor in Forbes - Technology, )

Aerojet will act as a principal and long-term supplier for key weapons programs.
(UPI - Business News, )

The findings will guide future research and act as a wake-up call for policymakers.
(Nature, )

The automaker hopes the investment will act as a springboard into the mobile space.
(ZDNet US, )

According to a new dissertation, gaming can also act as a medium to promote health.
(Science Daily - News, )

The leader of UKIP says he would be willing to act as executioner for child killers.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Deep sea trenches act as hot spots for microbial activity, according to new research.
(Science Daily - News, )

ACLU says it is using Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it was intended.
(USA Today - National, )

The smart plug can act as a conduit not just for electricity -- but for cyberattacks.
(ZDNet US, )

Archbishop Michele Pennisi refuses to let crime bosses act as godparents at baptisms.
(BBC News - World News, )

The third film will act as a concluding chapter for this version of the space heroes.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - Entertainment, )

These GPS-tracking apps can tell you exactly how far you run and act as a training coach.
(CNET News, )

June 2 meeting will act as a forum for continued altercations between Saudi Arabia, Iran.
(USA Today - Money, )

Spins can act as mediators to interconvert electricity, light, sound, vibration and heat.
(Nature Physics, )

The handsets, equipped with the Tango hardware, will act as the brains and eyes of robots.
(Tech Times - Future Tech, )

Financial advisers should act as an accountability partner, even if means calling you out.
(USA Today - Money, )

Moving forward, we should look at the Affordable Care Act as an “enabling” legislation.
(Forbes - Business, )

The technique eventually could act as a vaccine for arthritis and other chronic conditions.
(Science Daily - News, )

Not only did he deliver a subpar act as a mime in disguise, he gave the panel quite a scare.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

Cardiomyocytes derived from human stem cells act as a biological pacemaker in the rat heart.
(Nature Biotechnology, )

Scientists believe such findings act as a warning for coastal cities threatened by flooding.
(Tech Times - Science, )

The wires act as an antenna and with the right equipment, hackers can take advantage of that.
(ZDNet US, )

Health bosses say bad winter in Australia and New Zealand should act as a warning for the UK.
(BBC News - Health, )

Notch pathway components are known to act as oncogenes or tumour suppressors in human cancers.
(Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, )

The extent to which coastal-ocean regions act as a sink for carbon dioxide has been enigmatic.
(Nature, )

Elephants are about to put on their last act as the iconic image of the Ringling Bros. Circus.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Modelling studies reveal how little we still know, and act as a clarion call for further work.
(Nature, )

This may also act as a starting point for the prediction of potential post-operative problems.
(Science Daily - News, )

The rusting buildings and skeleton ships of South Georgia act as a monument to the whaling era.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Like their natural model, the artificial cells act as both sugar sensors and insulin producers.
(Science Daily - News, )

Many plants are self-fertilizing, meaning they act as both mother and father to their own seeds.
(Science Daily - News, )

The new process could act as an alternative source of platelets when the normal mechanisms fail.
(Science Daily - News, )

Cytokines are small proteins in the immune system that act as chemical messengers between cells.
(Science Daily - News, )

The decision comes after Donald Trump formally backed the pipeline in an early act as president.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Mitochondria act as energy centers for cells and are of central importance in health and disease.
(Science Daily - News, )

Two new apprentices are hired at Big Pit to maintain underground workings and act as tour guides.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Researchers in Mexico City found the discarded butts act as an insecticide and provide insulation.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The UK's nature reserves act as 'ecological welcome mats' to new species, according to scientists.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Some biological particles act as ice nuclei in the atmosphere, affecting clouds and precipitation.
(Nature Geoscience, )

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says their victory at Fulham will act as a springboard for his side.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

His first act as a teenage professional goalkeeper was to pick the ball out of the back of the net.
(CNN - World Sport, )

Intel reveals a handheld computer that can operate as a PC or act as the brains of other equipment.
(BBC News - Technology, )

They are known to be high in prebiotics, dietary fibers that act as food for good stomach bacteria.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

At long last, researchers have zeroed in on the neurons that act as the brain's internal thermostat.
(Science Daily - News, )

Stretchable optical waveguides act as curvature, elongation and force sensors in a soft robotic hand.
(Science Daily - News, )

Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

One of the smartest things anyone ever said to me was, "Act as if... you already have what you want".
(Bruce Kasanoff, Contributor in Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Chemists are revamping once-discarded drug candidates for a possible second act as male birth control.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The government has been urged to act as fraud allegations hang above the Department of Human Services.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Wayne Rooney is ready to let Manchester United fans act as judge and jury over his Old Trafford future.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

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