Act and Action


Act noun - Something done by someone.
Usage example: it's acts such as this—lying about having to work late—that make me feel like I can't trust you

Action is a synonym for act in deed topic. In some cases you can use "Action" instead a noun "Act", when it comes to topics like procedure, do, something done. popular alternative

Nearby Words: acting, acted


Action noun - Something done by someone.
Usage example: judge people by their actions, not by their words

Act is a synonym for action in deed topic. You can use "Act" instead a noun "Action", if it concerns topics such as measure, procedure, do, individual deed. popular alternative

Nearby Words: active, activity, acting, acted, actively

How words are described

live live act live action
physical physical act physical action
best best act best action
particular particular act particular action
Other adjectives: similar, certain, single, simple, actual, real, violent, evil, little, main, deliberate, criminal, major, heroic, final, next, last, selfless.
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