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From Middle English acte, from Old French acte, from Latin ācta (register of events), plural of āctum (decree, law), from agere (to do, to act), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵeti. Compare German Akte (file). Partially displaced deed, from Old English dǣd (act, deed).


  • IPA(key): /ækt/
  • (AAVE) IPA(key): /æk/
  • Rhymes: -ækt


act (countable and uncountable, plural acts)

  1. (countable) Something done, a deed.
    • 1798, William Wordsworth, Lines
      That best portion of a good man's life, / His little, nameless, unremembered acts / Of kindness and of love.
  2. (obsolete, uncountable) Actuality.
    • The seeds of plants are not at first in act, but in possibility, what they afterward grow to be.
  3. (theology) Something done once and for all, as distinguished from a work.
  4. (countable) A product of a legislative body, a statute.
  5. The process of doing something.
  6. (countable) A formal or official record of something done.
  7. (countable, drama) A division of a theatrical performance.
  8. (countable) A performer or performers in a show.
  9. (countable) Any organized activity.
  10. (countable) A display of behaviour.
  11. A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
  12. (countable) A display of behaviour meant to deceive.
    to put on an act


  • (something done): deed; see also Thesaurus:action
  • (product of a legislative body): statute
  • (display of behavior): pretense


  • (drama): scene


  • (drama): play

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act (third-person singular simple present acts, present participle acting, simple past and past participle acted)

  1. (intransitive) To do something.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To do (something); to perform.
    • 1650, Jeremy Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living, Purity of Intention
      that we act our temporal affairs with a desire no greater than our necessity
    • a. 1677, Isaac Barrow, Of Industry in General (sermon)
      Industry doth beget by producing good habits, and facility of acting things expedient for us to do.
    • 1782, William Cowper, Expostulation
      Uplifted hands that at convenient times / Could act extortion and the worst of crimes.
  3. (intransitive) To perform a theatrical role.
  4. (intransitive) Of a play: to be acted out (well or badly).
  5. (intransitive) To behave in a certain manner for an indefinite length of time.
  6. (copulative) To convey an appearance of being.
  7. (intransitive) To do something that causes a change binding on the doer.
  8. (intransitive, construed with on or upon) To have an effect (on).
  9. (transitive) To play (a role).
  10. (transitive) To feign.
    • With acted fear the villain thus pursued.
  11. (mathematics, intransitive, construed with on or upon, of a group) To map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).
  12. (obsolete, transitive) To move to action; to actuate; to animate.

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  • ATC, CAT, CTA, Cat, TAC, TCA, cat, tac

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of acte

Old Irish



  1. Alternative spelling of acht (but)



Borrowed from French acte, from Latin actus.


act n (plural acte)

  1. act, deed, action

Related terms

  • acțiune

See also

  • fapt, faptă
  • lucru

Further reading

  • act in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)



  • IPA(key): /ak(t)/


act (plural acts)

  1. an act


act (third-person singular simple present acts, present participle actin, simple past actit, past participle actit)

  1. act
  2. enact
  3. decree


  • Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.



From English act.


  • IPA(key): /akt/


act f (plural actau)

  1. act

Derived terms

  • Actau'r Apostolion (Acts of the Apostles)
  • actio (to act)
  • actor (actor)
  • actores (actress)


Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “act”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

  • to do something in a specified way.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)