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Translation of "act" - English-German dictionary

act

verb /ӕkt/
to do something handeln It’s time the government acted to lower taxes. to behave sich verhalten He acted foolishly at the meeting. to perform (a part) in a play spielen He has acted (the part of Romeo) on many occasions I thought he was dying, but he was only acting (= pretending). acting adjective temporarily carrying out the duties of amtierend He is acting president of the society. actor noun ( feminine also actress) a performer in a play. der/die Schauspieler(in) act as to do the work or duties of fungieren als He acts as head of department when his boss is away. act on to do something following the advice etc of someone folgen I am acting on the advice of my lawyer. to have an effect on wirken auf Certain acids act on metal. act on behalf of / act for to do something for (someone else); to act as the representative of (someone) vertreten My lawyer is acting on my behalf He is also acting on behalf of my mother She is acting for the headmaster in his absence. in the act (of) at the exact moment (of doing something) auf frischer Tat He was caught in the act (of stealing my car). put on an act to pretend Theater spielen I thought she had hurt herself but she was only putting on an act.
(Definition of act from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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