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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb act as:

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Synonyms of the verb act as

Equivalent words for the phrasal verb act as:

  1. act (3 letter word, the shortest synonym for act as)
    • inflections: acted, acting, acts
    • related terms: unact, unactable, unaction, unactive, inact, inaction, inactive, exact, exactment, exactness, exactable, exacter, exactor, exaction, exactive, exactly, transact, transactor, transaction, Transactive, anteact, coact, coactor, coaction, coactive, counteract, counteracter, counteractor, counteractant, counteraction, counteractive, foreact, interact, Interactor, interactant, interaction, interactive, misact, outact, overact, Overactor, overaction, overactive, peract, postact, preact, preaction, preactive, react, reactance, reactor, reactant, reaction, reactive, re-act, retroact, retroaction, retroactive, subact, subaction, underact, underactor, underaction, underactive, ACCY, actify, actine, actless, acture, actable, actor, actious, Actant, action, active
  2. play (4 letter word for act as)
    • inflections: played, playing, plays
    • related terms: AutoPlay, counterplay, display, foreplay, interplay, misplay, outplay, overplay, photoplay, replay, teleplay, underplay, Playette, playless, playlet, playlike, playsome, playman, playwoman, playward

Hypernyms of the verb act as

More generic words for the phrasal verb act as, that have fewer characters:

  1. aid (3 letter word)
    • inflections: aided, aiding, aids
    • related terms: coaid, subaid, underaid, AIDEN, aidful, aidless, aidable, aidance, aider, aidant, aidman
  2. be (2 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for act as)
    • inflections: was, were, been, being, is
  3. bear (4 letter word)
    • inflections: bore, born, bearing, bears, borne
    • related terms: abear, abearance, unbear, unbearable, forebear, Forebearer, misbear, outbear, overbear, overbearance, overbearer, rebear, underbear, underbearer, upbear, upbearer, beardom, bearess, bearish, bearlet, bearlike, bearship, bearable, bearance, bearer, Bearly, bearward
  4. carry (5 letter word)
    • inflections: carried, carrying, carries
    • related terms: miscarry, miscarriage, outcarry, overcarry, recarry, recarriage, recarrier, undercarry, undercarriage, upcarry, carriage, carriable, carrier
  5. cater (5 letter word)
    • inflections: catered, catering, caters
    • related terms: acater, acatery, catery, caterer
  6. do (2 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for act as)
    • inflections: did, done, doing, does
  7. go (2 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for act as)
    • inflections: went, gone, going, goes
  8. groom (5 letter word)
    • inflections: groomed, grooming, grooms
    • related terms: Overgroom, Groomee, groomish, groomlet, groomling, groomy, groomer
  9. help (4 letter word)
    • inflections: helped, helping, helps
    • related terms: unhelp, unhelpful, unhelpable, overhelp, overhelpful, underhelp, helpful, helpless, helpsome, helpable, helply
  10. hold (4 letter word)
    • inflections: held, holding, holds
    • related terms: ahold, unhold, Unholdable, inhold, inholder, a-hold, forehold, outhold, overhold, underhold, uphold, upholden, Upholdable, upholder, withhold, withholdal, withholden, withholdment, withholdable, withholder, holden, holdable, holder, holdman
  11. make (4 letter word)
    • inflections: made, making, makes
    • related terms: unmake, unmakable, unmaker, transmake, comake, comaker, mismake, Overmake, premake, premaker, remake, remaker, makedom, makeless, makeable, maker
  12. mate (4 letter word)
    • inflections: mated, mating, mates
    • related terms: amate, amative, unmate, unmature, inmate, automate, comate, comatic, comatous, co-mate, mismate, outmate, premate, premature, Remate, undermate, matehood, mateless, mateship, mature, matey, mater, mately
  13. move (4 letter word)
    • inflections: moved, moving, moves
    • related terms: amove, amovable, demove, commove, Comove, countermove, counter-move, emove, mismove, outmove, Postmove, premove, premover, remove, removal, removable, remover, upmove, Moval, moveless, movement, moveable, mover
  14. pair (4 letter word)
    • inflections: paired, pairing, pairs
    • related terms: apair, depair, impair, impairment, impairable, impairer, dispair, Interpair, intrapair, Mispair, Overpair, repair, repairable, repairer, repairman, Repairwoman, Underpair, pairial, pairment, pairer, pairwise
  15. pass (4 letter word)
    • inflections: passed, passing, passes
    • related terms: apass, depass, unpass, unpassable, Unpassible, unpassive, compass, compassless, compassment, compassable, compasser, compassive, transpass, forepass, interpass, Interpassive, outpass, overpass, repass, repassage, repassable, repasser, repassant, subpass, subpassage, surpass, surpassable, surpasser, underpass, passade, passage, passee, passen, passless, passable, passible, passer, passant, passman, passwoman, passive
  16. ply (3 letter word)
    • inflections: plied, plying, plies
    • related terms: comply, compliment, compliable, compliance, complier, compliant, imply, implial, impliable, overply, reply, replial, Replisome, replier, repliant, underply, pliable, plier, pliant
  17. run (3 letter word)
    • inflections: ran, run, running, runs
    • related terms: unrun, inrun, AutoRun, forerun, interrun, misrun, outrun, overrun, rerun, underrun, uprun, runic, runite, runless, runlet, runer, runty, runman
  18. serve (5 letter word)
    • inflections: served, serving, serves
    • related terms: deserve, deserver, conserve, conservable, conservate, conserver, conservant, conservation, conservative, inserve, disserve, misserve, outserve, outservant, Overserve, preserve, preserval, preservable, preserver, preservation, preservative, reserve, reserval, reservee, reservery, reservist, reservable, Reservance, reserver, reservor, reservation, reservative, re-serve, subserve, subserviate, underserve, underservant, servage, serval, servery, servette, servian, servist, servite, Servlet, servable, server, servant, servation
  19. spend (5 letter word)
    • inflections: spent, spending, spends
    • related terms: despend, misspend, misspender, outspend, overspend, overspender, Respend, underspend, Spendaholic, spendful, spendless, Spendy, spendable, spendible, spender
  20. win (3 letter word)
    • inflections: won, winning, wins
    • related terms: awin, outwin, overwin, rewin, winery, winful, winish, winless, winsome, winy, Winable, winer, winly
  21. work (4 letter word)
    • inflections: wrought, worked, working, works
    • related terms: awork, unwork, unworkable, unworker, inwork, a-work, co-work, co-worker, counterwork, counterworker, interwork, outwork, outworker, overwork, Postwork, Prework, rework, Telework, underwork, underworker, underworkman, upwork, workaholic, workful, workless, Worklike, workship, worksome, worky, workable, worker, workman, workmanship, workwoman, Workly, workwise

More generic words for the phrasal verb act as, that have the same number of characters:

  1. action (6 letter word)
    • inflections: actioned, actioning, actions
    • related terms: circumaction, unaction, unactable, unactive, inaction, inactive, exaction, exactment, exactness, exactable, exacter, exactor, exactive, exactly, transaction, transactor, Transactive, coaction, counteraction, counteracter, counteractor, counteractant, counteractive, interaction, Interactor, interactant, interactive, overaction, Overactor, overactive, preaction, reaction, reactional, reactionism, reactionist, retroaction, retroactive, subaction, underaction, underactor, underactive, under-action, actional, Actionee, Actionism, actionist, actionless, actionable, actioner, actionize
  2. answer (6 letter word)
    • inflections: answered, answering, answers
    • related terms: Autoanswer, counteranswer, foreanswer, misanswer, overanswer, reanswer, answerless, answerable, answerer
  3. assist (6 letter word)
    • inflections: assisted, assisting, assists
    • related terms: coassist, coassistance, coassistant, co-assist, reassist, reassistance, assistful, assistless, assistance, assister, assistor, assistant, assistive
  4. behave (6 letter word)
    • inflections: behaved, behaving, behaves
    • related terms: misbehave, misbehaver, behaver
  5. couple (6 letter word)
    • inflections: coupled, coupling, couples
    • related terms: decouple, Decouplable, Decoupler, uncouple, uncoupler, discouple, intercouple, Outcouple, recouple, retrocouple, retrocoupler, Couply, coupler
  6. create (6 letter word)
    • inflections: created, creating, creates
    • related terms: uncreate, uncreatable, uncreation, uncreative, concreate, increate, increative, transcreate, Transcreation, cocreate, cocreator, Cocreation, discreate, discreation, intercreate, miscreate, miscreator, miscreation, miscreative, precreate, precreation, precreative, recreate, recreatable, recreator, recreation, recreative, re-create, re-creator, re-creation, re-creative, creatic, creatine, creature, creatable, creator, creation, creative
  7. effect (6 letter word)
    • inflections: effected, effecting, effects
    • related terms: coeffect, co-effect, Countereffect, miseffect, preeffect, preeffective, pre-effect, pre-effective, effectful, effectless, effectuous, effectible, effecter, effector, effective
  8. foster (6 letter word)
    • inflections: fostered, fostering, fosters
    • related terms: fosterage, fostress, fosterhood, fosterite, fosterling, fostership, fosterable, fosterer
  9. fulfil (6 letter word)
    • inflections: fulfilled, fulfilling, fulfils
    • related terms: unfulfil, unfulfilling, unfulfilment, overfulfil, fulfilling, fulfilment
  10. neaten (6 letter word)
    • inflections: neatened, neatening, neatens
  11. supply (6 letter word)
    • inflections: supplied, supplying, supplies
    • related terms: unsupply, unsuppliable, unsuppliant, oversupply, presupply, resupply, undersupply, supplial, suppliable, suppliance, supplier, suppliant
  12. travel (6 letter word)
    • inflections: travelled, travelling, traveled, traveling, travels
    • related terms: Cybertravel, outtravel, overtravel, pretravel, retravel, traveldom, travelling, travelable, traveler

More generic words for the phrasal verb act as, that have more characters:

  1. accomplish (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for act as)
    • inflections: accomplished, accomplishing, accomplishes
    • related terms: preaccomplish, preaccomplishment, reaccomplish, reaccomplishment, accomplishment, accomplishable, accomplisher
  2. copulate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: copulated, copulating, copulates
    • related terms: copulable, copulation, copulative
  3. deliver (7 letter word)
    • inflections: delivered, delivering, delivers
    • related terms: misdeliver, misdelivery, predeliver, predelivery, redeliver, redelivery, Underdeliver, delivery
  4. effectuate (10 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for act as)
    • inflections: effectuated, effectuating, effectuates
    • related terms: effectual, effectuous, effectuation
  5. execute (7 letter word)
    • inflections: executed, executing, executes
    • related terms: Unexecute, misexecute, misexecution, Outexecute, preexecute, preexecutor, preexecution, pre-execute, pre-executor, pre-execution, reexecute, reexecution, re-execute, re-execution, executable, executer, executor, executant, execution, executive
  6. fulfill (7 letter word)
    • inflections: fulfilled, fulfilling, fulfills
    • related terms: unfulfill, unfulfilling, unfulfilment, Overfulfill, prefulfill, fulfilling, fulfilment
  7. function (8 letter word)
    • inflections: functioned, functioning, functions
    • related terms: afunction, defunction, defunctness, defunctive, cofunction, Cofunctor, disfunction, malfunction, misfunction, prefunction, refunction, subfunction, functional, functionless, Functionoid, functionate, functionize, functionation
  8. locomote (8 letter word)
    • inflections: locomoted, locomoting, locomotes
    • related terms: locomotor, locomotion, locomotive
  9. nurture (7 letter word)
    • inflections: nurtured, nurturing, nurtures
    • related terms: misnurture, nurtural, nurturable, nurturance, nurturer, nurturant
  10. operate (7 letter word)
    • inflections: operated, operating, operates
    • related terms: cooperate, cooperage, cooperite, coopery, cooperant, cooperation, cooperative, co-operate, co-operable, co-operant, co-operation, co-operative, Interoperate, Misoperate, preoperate, preoperation, preoperative, reoperate, reoperation, Teleoperate, operette, operable, operance, operant, operation, operative
  11. perform (7 letter word)
  12. proceed (7 letter word)
    • inflections: proceeded, proceeding, proceeds
    • related terms: reproceed, reprocess, reprocure, proceeder
  13. provide (7 letter word)
    • inflections: provided, providing, provides
    • related terms: unprovide, unprovidable, unprovident, disprovide, misprovide, misprovidence, overprovide, overprovident, preprovide, reprovide, providable, providance, providence, provider, provident
  14. satisfy (7 letter word)
    • inflections: satisfied, satisfying, satisfies
    • related terms: unsatisfy, unsatisfiable, dissatisfy, Dissatisfier, outsatisfy, oversatisfy, presatisfy, resatisfy, satisfiable, satisfier
  15. succeed (7 letter word)
    • inflections: succeeded, succeeding, succeeds
    • related terms: resucceed, succeedable, succeeder
  16. suffice (7 letter word)
    • inflections: sufficed, sufficing, suffices
    • related terms: sufficer, suffiction

More generic phrase for the phrasal verb act as, that has the same number of characters:

  1. set up (6 character phrase)

More generic phrases for the phrasal verb act as, that have more characters:

  1. bring home the bacon (20 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for act as)
  2. carry out (9 character phrase)
  3. carry through (13 character phrase)
  4. come through (12 character phrase)
  5. deliver the goods (17 character phrase)
  6. do work (7 character phrase)
  7. live up to (10 character phrase)

Other more generic term for the phrasal verb act as:

  1. re-create (9 character term)
    • related terms: re-creator, re-creation, re-creative

Related words for the phrasal term act as, that have fewer characters:

  1. ape (3 letter word)
    • inflections: aped, aping, apes
    • related terms: INAPE, apedom, apery, apehood, apelet, apelike, apeling, Apeness, aper, apeman
  2. copy (4 letter word)
    • inflections: copied, copying, copies
    • related terms: microcopy, miscopy, photocopy, Photocopiable, photocopier, precopy, recopy, RetroCopy, copiable, copier, copious
  3. enact (5 letter word)
    • inflections: enacted, enacting, enacts
    • related terms: coenact, coenactor, disenact, disenactment, preenact, preenaction, pre-enact, pre-enaction, reenact, reenactment, reenactor, reenaction, re-enact, re-enactment, re-enaction, enactment, enacture, enactable, enactor, enaction, enactive
  4. mime (4 letter word)
    • inflections: mimed, miming, mimes
    • related terms: Mimelike, mimer
  5. mimic (5 letter word)
    • inflections: mimicked, mimicking, mimics
    • related terms: remimic, undermimic, mimical, mimicism, Mimicable

Related words for the phrasal term act as, that have more characters:

  1. impersonate (11 letter word)
    • inflections: impersonated, impersonating, impersonates
    • related terms: impersonal, impersonify, impersonable, impersonize, impersonization, impersonation, impersonative
  2. officiate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: officiated, officiating, officiates
    • related terms: official, officious, officiant, officiation
  3. pantomime (9 letter word)
    • inflections: pantomimed, pantomiming, pantomimes
    • related terms: pantomimic, pantomimish, pantomimist, pantomimer
  4. personate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: personated, personating, personates
    • related terms: impersonate, impersonal, impersonify, impersonable, impersonize, impersonization, impersonation, impersonative, dispersonate, dispersonify, personage, personal, personhood, personify, Personlike, personship, personable, personize, personization, personation, personative

Related phrases for the phrasal term act as:

  1. act a part (10 character phrase)
  2. act out (7 character phrase)
  3. do duty (7 character phrase)
  4. function as (11 character phrase)
  5. masquerade as (13 character phrase)
  6. pass for (8 character phrase)
  7. perform as (10 character phrase)
  8. play a part (11 character phrase)
  9. pose as (7 character phrase)
  10. pretend to be (13 character phrase)
  11. take off (8 character phrase)
  12. work as (7 character phrase)

Phrases with Act As

  1. to act as

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