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"act as sth" in British English

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act as sth

phrasal verb with act uk   us   /ækt/ verb
B2 to do a ​particularjob, ​especially one that you do not ​normally do: He was ​asked to ​act as an ​adviser on the ​project. to have a ​particulareffect: Some ​people say that ​capitalpunishmentacts as a ​deterrent.
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act as sth

phrasal verb with act uk   us   /ækt/ verb
B2 to do a ​particularjob, ​especially one that you do not ​normally do: He was ​asked to ​act as an ​adviser on the ​project. to have a ​particulareffect: Some ​people say that ​capitalpunishmentacts as a ​deterrent.
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(Definition of act as sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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act as sth

phrasal verb with act uk   us   /ækt/ verb [I]
to do a particular ​job, especially one that you do not ​normally do: She has been ​asked to ​act as a ​negotiator on behalf of the ​factory.
to have a particular ​effect: The ​launch of the new ​investmenttrust will ​act as a ​support for this ​market.
(Definition of act as sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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