Synonyms of 'act'
in the sense of action
doing something for a particular purpose
He was the sort of person who didn't like his actions questioned.
in the sense of affectation
an attitude or manner put on to impress others
She writes well, without fuss or affectation.
in the sense of attitude
a position of the body
scenes of the king in various attitudes of worshipping
in the sense of bill
a draft of a proposed new law presented to a law-making body
The bill was opposed by a large majority.
in the sense of conduct yourself
to behave (oneself)
The way he conducts himself reflects on the party.
in the sense of counterfeit
an imitation designed to deceive or defraud
Counterfeits of the company's goods are flooding Europe.
in the sense of decree
a law made by someone in authority
He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
in the sense of dissimulation
in the sense of doing
It was all her doing.
in the sense of edict
a decree or order given by any authority
In 1741 Catherine the Great issued an edict of toleration for Buddhism.
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Thesaurus for act from the Collins English Thesaurus