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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Act  \Act\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Acted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Acting}.]  [L.  actus,  p.  p.  of  agere  to  drive,  lead,  do  but 
  influenced  by  E.  act  n.] 
  1.  To  move  to  action  to  actuate;  to  animate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Self-love,  the  spring  of  motion,  acts  the  soul. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  perform;  to  execute;  to  do  [Archaic] 
 
  That  we  act  our  temporal  affairs  with  a  desire  no 
  greater  than  our  necessity.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Industry  doth  beget  by  producing  good  habits,  and 
  facility  of  acting  things  expedient  for  us  to  do 
  --Barrow. 
 
  Uplifted  hands  that  at  convenient  times  Could  act 
  extortion  and  the  worst  of  crimes.  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  To  perform,  as  an  actor;  to  represent  dramatically  on  the 
  stage. 
 
  4.  To  assume  the  office  or  character  of  to  play;  to 
  personate;  as  to  act  the  hero. 
 
  5.  To  feign  or  counterfeit;  to  simulate. 
 
  With  acted  fear  the  villain  thus  pursued.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  act  a  part},  to  sustain  the  part  of  one  of  the  characters 
  in  a  play;  hence  to  simulate;  to  dissemble. 
 
  {To  act  the  part  of},  to  take  the  character  of  to  fulfill 
  the  duties  of 




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