Definitions for act as

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. act as(verb)ækt

    to replace or perform the function of

    A zebra's stripes act as camouflage.; She's acting as director while the boss is away.

Translations for act as

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

act as

to do the work or duties of

He acts as head of department when his boss is away.

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