ALL meanings of acted

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  • noun acted Simple past tense and past participle of act. 1
  • 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
  • noun acted the personnel of such a group: The act broke up after 30 years. 1
  • noun acted false show; pretense; feint: The politician's pious remarks were all an act. 1
  • noun acted Philosophy. activity in process; operation. the principle or power of operation. form as determining essence. a state of realization, as opposed to potentiality. 1
  • verb without object acted to do something; exert energy or force; be employed or operative: He acted promptly in the emergency. 1
  • verb without object acted to reach, make, or issue a decision on some matter: I am required to act before noon tomorrow. 1
  • verb without object acted to operate or function in a particular way; perform specific duties or functions: to act as manager. 1
  • verb without object acted to produce an effect; perform a function: The medicine failed to act. 1
  • verb without object acted to behave or conduct oneself in a particular fashion: to act well under all conditions. 1
  • verb without object acted to pretend; feign: Act interested even if you're bored. 1
  • verb without object acted to perform as an actor: He acted in three plays by Molière. 1
  • verb without object acted to be capable of being performed: His plays don't act well. 1
  • verb without object acted to serve or substitute (usually followed by for): In my absence the assistant manager will act for me. 1
  • verb with object acted to represent (a fictitious or historical character) with one's person: to act Macbeth. 1
  • verb with object acted to feign; counterfeit: to act outraged virtue. 1
  • verb with object acted to behave as: He acted the fool. 1
  • verb with object acted Obsolete. to actuate. 1
  • idioms acted act funny, to display eccentric or suspicious behavior. 1
  • idioms acted act one's age, to behave in a manner appropriate to one's maturity: We children enjoyed our uncle because he didn't always act his age. 1
  • idioms acted clean up one's act, Informal. to begin adhering to more acceptable practices, rules of behavior, etc.: The factory must clean up its act and treat its employees better. 1
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