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Question with the verb Act As

1 example:

Who will act as spokesman?

Sentences with the verb Act As

51 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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

Combatting radicalization is not simply a matter of giving police more power; civil society ought to act as a significant bulwark.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

US Secretary of State John Kerry sends former senator Gary Hart to act as his envoy at the multi-party political talks at Stormont.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Sir Richard Branson is going to use one of his old Virgin Atlantic -400 jumbos to act as a platform to launch rockets into orbit.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Danny Alexander has won a battle with Vince Cable to act as the Liberal Democrats’ main economic spokesman at the general election.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Global weakness continued to act as a brake on the U.S. economy in early 2016, with a widening trade gap holding down broader growth.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Jodi Arias has been given permission to act as her own lawyer at a hearing in Phoenix to determine if she should be sentenced to death.
(UPI - News, )

Blimp-1 is known to act as a transcriptional repressor by suppressing genes associated with mature and activated germinal center B cells.
(Nature Immunology, )

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)

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

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

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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

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

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, )

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, )

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, )

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

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

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

Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht Club will act as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America's Cup.
(BBC Sport, )

But a new study suggests that northern lakes will act as refuges where those species will still thrive.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Specially designed tags that act as 'daily diaries' are revealing previously unknown animal behaviours.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Mutant FAM134B proteins that cause sensory neuropathy in humans are unable to act as ER-phagy receptors.
(Nature, )

In certain settings, the TGF-beta pathway can act as an oncogene, enhancing cancer progression in humans.
(Science Daily - News, )

Blurry photos suggests the 'button' will be flush with the phone's body and act as a touch sensitive pad.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Technology is coming to the hotel business, in the form of mobile check-in and apps that act as room keys.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

In many group-living organisms high-rank individuals act as bullies usurping a greater share of resources.
(Nature Communications, )

Ryan Giggs joked his first act as Manchester United manager would be to give himself a five-year contract.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Drug bans given to two Welsh athletes should act as a warning to youngsters in the sport, says Dai Greene.
(BBC Sport - Athletics, )

Rand Paul has stated he will filibuster any attempt to reauthorize the Patriot Act as it currently exists.
(UPI - News, )

Consider these four investments and financial products that act as hedges against inflation in retirement.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Inhibitory connections between neurons act as the brain's brakes, preventing it from becoming overexcited.
(Science Daily - News, )

Labour last night pledged to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act as the Tories plot to water it down.
(Daily Mail - News, )

How harmful we perceive an act to be depends on whether we see the act as intentional, reveals new research.
(Science Daily - News, )

The synapses in the brain act as key communication points between approximately one hundred billion neurons.
(Science Daily - News, )

Now, a device that can act as a broadband and omnidirectional acoustic cloak is experimentally demonstrated.
(Nature Materials, )

These protostars are born out of rotating clouds of dust and gas, which act as nurseries for star formation.
(Science Daily - News, )

Female orcas, which can live to be 90, act as "wise women" to help their families survive, researchers find.
(Tech Times - Science, )

The TRPV2 calcium channel can be activated by mechanical stretch and may act as a mechanoreceptor in tissues.
(Nature Communications, )

This paves the way for mechanical oscillators to act as interfaces between photons and other quantum systems.
(Nature, )

The company has been pushing its Kindle tablet which can act as a catalyst in promoting its merchandise sales.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Researchers tested whether hugs act as a form of social support, protecting stressed people from getting sick.
(Science Daily - News, )

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