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Idioms about act

Origin of act

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English act(e) (from Middle French ), from 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 from Latin āctus “a doing” (āg- + -tus suffix of verbal action)

synonym study for act

1. See action.

OTHER WORDS FROM act

Other definitions for act (2 of 3)

ACT

Trademark. a standardized college admissions test developed by ACT, Inc., measuring English, mathematics, reading, and science skills: originally an abbreviation of American College Testing/American College Test.Compare SAT.
Association of Classroom Teachers.
Australian Capital Territory.

Other definitions for act (3 of 3)

act.

abbreviation
acting.
active.
actor.
actual.
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How to use act in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for act (1 of 3)

act
/ (ækt) /

noun
verb
See also act on, act out, act up

Derived forms of act

actable, adjectiveactability, noun

Word Origin for act

C14: from Latin actus a doing, performance, and actum a thing done, from the past participle of agere to do

British Dictionary definitions for act (2 of 3)

ACT1

abbreviation for
Australian Capital Territory
(formerly in Britain) advance corporation tax

British Dictionary definitions for act (3 of 3)

ACT2
/ (ækt) /

n acronym for
(in New Zealand) Association of Consumers and Taxpayers: a small political party of the right
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Other Idioms and Phrases with act

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