Abbreviation of acting.
(grammar) Abbreviation of active.
Abbreviation of actual.
- To be included in an activity.
- To improve one's behavior or performance.
- To insert oneself into an ongoing activity, project, or situation.
- To get organized.
- to behave in a way that unconsciously expresses (feelings that were repressed in an earlier situation)
Other Word Forms of Act
Origin of Act
Middle English from Old French acte from Latin āctus a doing, āctum a thing done both from past participle of agere to drive, do ag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old French acte, from Latin ācta (“register of events”), plural of āctum (“decree, law”), from agō (“put in motion”).
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