Phrasal verbs with Act

Act on

Meaning: Take action as a result of something
Example:
Appoint a solicitor to act on your behalf.

Act out

Meaning: Perform something with actions and gestures
Example:
The children started to act out the whole incident.

Act up

Meaning: If a part of your body or a piece of equipment acts up, it doesn’t work properly
Example:
The kid likes to act up for the benefit of anyone who cares to notice.

Act upon

Meaning: To take action because of something like information received
Example:
The Programme is meant to study, and act upon, the cultural environment as a whole.

Act as

Meaning: to perform the same function as a particular person or thing
Example:
The center will act as a clearinghouse for research projects for former nuclear scientists.

Act for

Meaning: If you act for someone, you represent them
Example:
Managers think and act for the short term.


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