What does act as mean?

Definitions for act as

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word act as.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. act as(verb)

    function as or act like

    "This heap of stones will act as a barrier"

  2. act, play, act as(verb)

    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

    "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of act as in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of act as in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Be great in act, as you have been in thought.

  2. William James:

    Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

  3. William James:

    If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the 'as if' technique.

  4. Erich Fromm:

    We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

  5. Dorthea Bragg:

    All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.

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