act as

verb
1. function as or act like (Freq. 24)
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This heap of stones will act as a barrier

Hypernyms: ↑serve, ↑function
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

2. pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
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He acted the idiot

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She plays deaf when the news are bad

Syn: ↑act, ↑play
Derivationally related forms: ↑act (for: ↑act)
Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑do
Verb Group: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑do, ↑play, ↑represent
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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act as
To perform the duties of
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Main Entry:act

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ˈact as [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they act as he/she/it acts as present participle acting as past tense acted as past participle acted as] phrasal verb
to do the job of a particular kind of person or thing

You speak Greek – will you act as interpreter?

Body fat acts as an insulator.

Thesaurus: to have a particular purpose or intentionsynonym
Main entry: act

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