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Idioms for 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)

SYNONYMS FOR act

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1. See action.

OTHER WORDS FROM act

Definition for acts (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.

Definition for acts (3 of 3)

Acts of the Apostles

noun

a book of the New Testament.
Also called Acts.
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British Dictionary definitions for acts (1 of 4)

ACT1

abbreviation for

Australian Capital Territory
(formerly in Britain) advance corporation tax

British Dictionary definitions for acts (2 of 4)

ACT2
/ (ækt) /

n acronym for

(in New Zealand) Association of Consumers and Taxpayers: a small political party of the right

British Dictionary definitions for acts (3 of 4)

Acts of the Apostles

noun

the fifth book of the New Testament, describing the development of the early Church from Christ's ascension into heaven to Paul's sojourn at RomeOften shortened to: Acts

British Dictionary definitions for acts (4 of 4)

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
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Idioms and Phrases with acts

act

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