acting, playing, playacting, performing(adj)
the performance of a part or role in a drama
serving temporarily especially as a substitute
"the acting president"
An intended action or deed.
The occupation of an actor.
The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another person when they are unable to do their job.
operating in any way
doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent
Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting discuss it as part of rhetoric.
Verb form of the word act.
The acting manager of the hotel did a fantastic job.Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'acting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2498
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Rank popularity for the word 'acting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3226
The numerical value of acting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of acting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of acting in a Sentence
Under oath to the House Judiciary Committee, then Acting Attorney General Whitaker stated that 'at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation,'.
It has been an honor to serve in the Inspector General community, both as the Inspector General of the Department of Justice and the DoD Acting Inspector General and Principal Deputy Inspector General performing the duties of the DoD Inspector General, the role of Inspectors General is a strength of our system of government. They provide independent oversight to help improve government operations in a transparent way.
But Big Techs antitrust reckoning are acting as one today.
[and] was acting pre-ISIS, what ISIS does is I think it gives direction, organization, and because of its command of the social media can actually activate people in a way that was more random before.
For now, the U.S. is acting on the Pakistani promise that if the Pakistan army's enemies are eliminated, Pakistan will help reconcile the Afghan Taliban, the spike in attacks against al Qaeda does mean closer U.S.-Pakistan tactics. But it's tactical moves, not a deeper strategic shift ... Overall trust is still low.
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- amtierender, stellvertretend, geschäftsführendGerman
- virkaa toimittava, väliaikainenFinnish
- intérimaire, par intérimFrench
- p.o., pełniący obowiązki, pełniąca obowiązkiPolish
- temporário, interinoPortuguese
- и.о., исполняющий обязанностиRussian
- вршилац дужностиSerbo-Croatian
- tf, ställföreträdande, stf, tillförordnadSwedish
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