HyperDic: act_as

English > 2 senses of the expression act as:
VERBstativeact asfunction as or act like
bodyact as, act, playpretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
English > act as: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningFunction as or act like.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"This heap of stones will act as a barrier"
Broaderserve, functionServe a purpose, role, or function
English > act as: 2 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningpretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsact, play
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Similar toact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
act, play, representPlay a role or part
Spanishcomportarse, hacer ver, simular
Catalanfer veure, portar-se, simular

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