or ack·ton, ake·ton
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Origin of acton
Definition for acton (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for acton
Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A spokesman for Lewisham council said last year that it would be forced to act if the family returned to Britain.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Every once in a while, they act swiftly and acknowledge the problem.
He caught himself in the act of listening to you too credulously—and that seemed to him unmanly and dishonorable.Confidence|Henry James
He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
He had, however, recovered sufficiently to enable him to act with promptitude and discretion.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
This seems to be contrary to the spirit and intent of the act, which is primarily to centralize reserves in Federal Reserve Banks.
The Act permits member banks to accept an amount of bills not exceeding 50 per cent.
British Dictionary definitions for acton (1 of 4)
noun (in medieval Europe)
Word Origin for acton
British Dictionary definitions for acton (2 of 4)
verb (intr, preposition)
British Dictionary definitions for acton (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for acton (4 of 4)
Idioms and Phrases with acton
Also, act upon. Conduct oneself in accordance with or as a result of information or another action, as in I will act on my lawyer's advice, or The manager refused to act upon the hotel guest's complaints. [c. 1800]
Influence or affect, as in The baby's fussing acted on the sitter's nerves. [c. 1800]