Definition for ACT

ACT, v.t.

  1. To perform; to represent a character on the stage. Act well your part, there all the honor lies. – Pope.
  2. To feign or counterfeit. [Obs. or improper.] With acted fear the villain thus pursued. – Dryden.
  3. To put in motion; to actuate; to regulate movements. Most people in the world are acted by levity. – South. Locke. [In this latter sense obsolete, and superseded by Actuate, which see.]

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