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n. Acts of the Apostles, book of the New Testament telling the story of the beginnings and development of the early Christian church
v. perform, do; play a role; playact; pretend, fake; tak action; react, take measures
n. something that is done, deed; operation, process by which something is accomplished; affectation, pretense; short performance; section of a play or opera; law or formal decision made by a legislature or other authority

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Acts or ACTS may refer to:
Communications and television
Computing, automation, computer networks
  • Automated Coin Toll System, a system used for collecting coins at payphones

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Acts of the Apostles
The Acts of the Apostles (, Práxeis tôn Apostólon; ), often referred to simply as Acts, is the fifth book of the New Testament; it tells of the founding of the Christian church and the spread of its message to the Roman empire.

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1. a New Testament book describing the development of the early Church from Christ's ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
(synonym) Acts of the Apostles
(hypernym) book
(part-holonym) New Testament


1. a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
(synonym) enactment
(hypernym) legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
(hyponym) decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
(classification) law, jurisprudence
2. something that people do or cause to happen
(synonym) human action, human activity
(hyponym) action
(derivation) motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite
3. a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
(hypernym) dramatic composition, dramatic work
(part-holonym) play, drama, dramatic play
(part-meronym) scene
4. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
(synonym) routine, number, turn, bit
(hypernym) performance, public presentation
(hyponym) show-stopper, showstopper, stopper
5. a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
(hypernym) expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
(derivation) dissemble, pretend

1. perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
(synonym) move
(antonym) refrain, forbear
(hyponym) alternate, take turns
(see-also) pursue, follow up on, act on
(derivation) action, activity, activeness
2. behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
(synonym) behave, do
(hyponym) act involuntarily, act reflexively
(see-also) act up
(verb-group) play, act as
3. play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"
(synonym) play, represent
(hypernym) re-create
(hyponym) make, pretend, make believe
(verb-group) play, act as
(derivation) actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
(classification) performing arts
4. discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
(hypernym) serve
(hyponym) criticize, criticise
(derivation) actor, doer, worker
5. pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
(synonym) play, act as
(hypernym) behave, do
(verb-group) behave, do
6. be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
(hypernym) be
(verb-group) play, roleplay, playact
(derivation) routine, number, turn, bit
7. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
(synonym) work
(hypernym) succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
(verb-group) bring, work, play, wreak, make for
8. be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
(hyponym) play
(derivation) action, activity, activeness
9. behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
(synonym) dissemble, pretend
(hyponym) simulate, assume, sham, feign
(verb-group) behave, do
10. perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
(synonym) play, roleplay, playact
(hypernym) perform
(hyponym) stooge
(verb-group) play
(derivation) actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
(classification) dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatre

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v. jednat; sloužit jako co; dělat; chovat se; předstírat; hrát
n. čin; dějství; výstup; číslo; zákon; přetvářka; být zapojen; zapojit se; dát se dohromady; vzpamatovat se; při činu

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Czas. działać; zachowywać się (jak); grać; pełnić funkcję
Rzecz. uczynek; akt; ustawa; gra; udawanie; akt; punkt programu; numer; zaangażować się w działalność, która jest modna, przynosi zyski itp.; brać się w garść; w trakcie (robienia czegoś); na gorącym uczynku

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