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Translation of "act" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /ӕkt/
to do something actuar It’s time the government acted to lower taxes.
to behave comportarse He acted foolishly at the meeting.
to perform (a part) in a play actuar, representar, fingir 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 en funciones He is acting president of the society.
actor noun ( feminine also actress)
a performer in a play. actor; actriz a film/movie actor.
act as phrasal verb
to do the work or duties of hacer de, actuar como He acts as head of department when his boss is away.
act on phrasal verb
to do something following the advice etc of someone seguir I am acting on the advice of my lawyer.
to have an effect on tener efectos, producir alteraciones Certain acids act on metal.
act on behalf of / act for
to do something for (someone else); to act as the representative of (someone) representar 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.
act out phrasal verb
to demonstrate how something happened by performing it like in a play Interpretar He acted out the incident just as he had witnessed it.
act up phrasal verb
(used about a child) to behave badly Portarse mal The children were bored and started acting up..
get in on the act
(informal) to become involved in an activity which someone else has started Imitar Originally only a few companies provided this service, but now everybody is trying to get in on the act.
get your act together
(informal) to begin to organize things in a more effective way Espabilarse Her work improved after she got her act together.
in the act (of)
at the exact moment (of doing something) in fraganti, con las manos en la masa He was caught in the act (of stealing my car).
put on an act
to pretend fingir, hacer la comedia I thought she had hurt herself, but she was only putting on an act.
(Definition of act from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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