Act and Do


Act verb - To present a portrayal or performance of.
Usage example: a local student acted the part of Tiny Tim in our theater company's production of A Christmas Carol

Do is a synonym for act in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Do" instead the word "Act" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like action, accomplish, be, do something. popular alternative

Nearby Words: acting, acted


Do verb - To copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of.
Usage example: the laughing partygoers begged their host to do Marlon Brando again

Act is a synonym for do in action topic. You can use "Act" instead the word "Do" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as present, behave, accomplish, carry out. popular alternative

Nearby Word: doing

How words are described

good good act good do
best best act best do
single single act single do
simple simple act simple do
Other adjectives: actual, entire, real, violent, tough, big, great, evil, bad, terrible, main, criminal, ultimate, new, major, final, minor, worst, last.

Common collocations

part act part do part
good act good do good
turn act turn do turn
time act time do time
Other words: way, bit, evil, damage, nothing, times.
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Do or Act. 2016. Accessed August 18, 2022.
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