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Spanish translation of “act”

act

verb /ӕkt/
to do something It’s time the government acted to lower taxes. to behave He acted foolishly at the meeting. to perform (a part) in a play 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
act as to do the work or duties of
hacer de, actuar como
He acts as head of department when his boss is away.
act on to do something following the advice etc of someone 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) 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)
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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