A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [akt]
    • /ækt/
    • /ækt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [akt]
    • /ækt/

Definitions of acted word

  • noun acted anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act. 1
  • noun acted the process of doing: caught in the act. 1
  • noun acted a formal decision, law, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decree or edict; statute; judgment, resolve, or award: an act of Congress. 1
  • noun acted an instrument or document stating something done or transacted. 1
  • noun acted one of the main divisions of a play or opera: the second act of Hamlet. 1
  • noun acted a short performance by one or more entertainers, usually part of a variety show or radio or television program. 1

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Origin of acted

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English act(e) (< Middle French) < Latin ācta, plural of āctum something done, noun use of past participle of agere to do (āg- past participle stem + -tum neuter past participle suffix); and directly < Latin āctus a doing (āg- + -tus suffix of v. action)

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Parts of speech for Acted


acted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

acted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acted

adjective acted

  • produced — to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.
  • make-believe — pretense, especially of an innocent or playful kind; feigning; sham: the make-believe of children playing.

Antonyms for acted

verb acted

  • abandoned — An abandoned place or building is no longer used or occupied.
  • destroyed — to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, or dissolving; injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin; annihilate.
  • discontinued — to put an end to; stop; terminate: to discontinue nuclear testing.
  • disregarded — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • failed — unsuccessful; failed: a totally fail policy.

noun acted

  • defeated — having suffered defeat; beaten
  • reposed — the state of reposing or being at rest; rest; sleep.
  • rested — the part that is left or remains; remainder: The rest of the students are in the corridor.

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