Translation of "act" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /ækt/ us /ækt/

B1 to behave in a particular way, usually a bad way

Stop acting like a child! Smetti di comportarti come un bambino!

B1 to perform in a play or movie


to do something to stop a problem

We have to act now to stop the spread of this disease. Dobbiamo agire ora per fermare la diffusione di questa malattia.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /ækt/ us /ækt/

B1 one of the parts of a play


something that someone does

azione, atto
an act of kindness un atto di gentilezza

a law made by a government

decreto, legge
an act of Parliament un decreto del Parlamento

a way of behaving in which someone pretends to be or feel something

She’s not really upset – it’s just an act. Non è turbata veramente – è solo una recita.

(Translation of “act” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)