Synonyms for act out

Grammar : Verb
Spell : akt
Phonetic Transcription : ækt

Top 10 synonyms for act out Other synonyms for the word act out

Définition of act out

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "to act upon or adjudicate" a legal case; 1590s in the theatrical sense, from Latin actus, past participle of agere (see act (n.)). To act up "be unruly" is from 1903. To act out "behave anti-socially" (1974) is from psychiatric sense of "expressing one's unconscious impulses or desires." Related: Acted; acting.
  • As in perform : verb act, depict as entertainment
  • As in personify : verb represent some other being, character
  • As in act up (misbehave) : verb misbehave badly
  • As in act up : verb misbehave
  • As in signalize : verb gesture
  • As in gesture/gesticulate : verb make signs, motions to communicate
  • As in impersonate : verb pretend to be another
Example sentences :
  • They are—I mean they act out a king and queen and their court.
  • Extract from : « Prince Vance » by Eleanor Putnam
  • It could not act in its own province, unless it had a right to act out of it.
  • Extract from : « Apologia Pro Vita Sua » by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • Let's start in at the beginnin' 'n' act out the whole business.
  • Extract from : « The Bird's Christmas Carol » by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Choose some one for each of the parts and see if you can act out this story.
  • Extract from : « The Later Cave-Men » by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • Act out part of this story and let some one guess what it is.
  • Extract from : « The Later Cave-Men » by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • We want to know unmistakably what to believe, and how to act out our belief.
  • Extract from : « True to his Colours » by Theodore P. Wilson
  • Whatever the dream may be, I am too genuine a coward to act out my own death in it.
  • Extract from : « The Marble Faun, Volume II. » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He did not see that he had any part to act out more than he had always had.
  • Extract from : « The Wonderful Story of Lincoln » by Charles M. Stevens
  • I had fully recovered myself, and was prepared to act out my part.
  • Extract from : « Vendetta » by Marie Corelli
  • It is natural also for children to act out the stories they hear.
  • Extract from : « Games and Songs of American Children » by Various

Antonyms for act out

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