Synonyms for acts out

Grammar : Verb
Spell : akt
Phonetic Transcription : ækt

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

Définition of acts 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 :
  • You are right in saying she acts out her thoughts; but you give a wrong reason.
  • Extract from : « 'Our guy' » by Mrs. E. E. Boyd
  • In this condition the patient dreams, and acts out his dream.
  • Extract from : « Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep » by Henry M. Lyman
  • She acts out what she pretends to, and pretends to be just what she is.
  • Extract from : « Phemie Frost's Experiences » by Ann S. Stephens
  • Certainly he who acts out the most and the best spirit is the most practical man.
  • Extract from : « The Hearth-Stone » by Samuel Osgood
  • Immediately back of every habit lies a chain of acts out of which the habit grows.
  • Extract from : « How to Teach Religion » by George Herbert Betts

Antonyms for acts out

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