Act and Work


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

Work is a synonym for act in action topic. In some cases you can use "Work" instead the word "Act" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like operation, service, operate, do. popular alternative

Nearby Words: acting, acted


Work verb - To have a certain purpose.
Usage example: the human kidneys work as a filtering system for the blood

Act is a synonym for work in behaviour topic. You can use "Act" instead the word "Work" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as action, operation, service, perform. popular alternative

Nearby Words: works, working, worked, workable, worker

How words are described

good good act good work
physical physical act physical work
best best act best work
particular particular act particular work
Other adjectives: original, single, popular, actual, entire, real, great, little, bad, main, famous, new, major, final, solo, next, last, said.

Common collocations

people act people work people
part act part work part
time act time work time
way act way work way
Other words: bit, together, little, times, ways.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Doug episode "Doug's No Dummy" had Doug work up a ventriliquism act (after Roger entered him in the school talent show), only to see Chalky Studebaker perform a similar act with two dummies.
  • Series / Sense8 He was willing to do courier work and act as Amondi's chauffeur until that moment.
  • Series / Jonathan Creek Sure, Jonathan is employed by Adam and so has to spend time with him, but as the series goes on, the two occasionally socialize with each other outside of work and act as each other's confidants.
Cite this Source
Work and Act. (2016). Retrieved 2022, August 17, from
Act & Work. N.p., 2016. Web. 17 Aug. 2022. <>.
Work or Act. 2016. Accessed August 17, 2022.
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