What is the difference between Act and Action?
What is the difference between Act and Action? :
Act : (noun)
( 1 ) Thing done – deed
It is an act of kindness to help a blind man cross the street.
( 2 ) Any of the main divisions of a play or an opera
This is a play in five cats.
( 3 ) Any of the series of short performances in a programme – piece of entertainment
There was a song and dance act in the programme.
( 4 ) Degree or law made by the legislative body
Parliament has passed an act which makes such sports illegal.
( 5 ) Way of behaving which is not genuine, but adopted for the effect it will have on others – pretence
Do not take him seriously. It is all an act.
She is just putting on an act.
Act : (verb)
( 1 ) Do something
His life was saved because the doctors acted very promptly.
( 2 ) Do what is expected of one as a professional or an official person
The police refused to act without more evidence.
( 3 ) Perform a part in a play or film – be an actor or actress
She acts well.
Have you ever acted?
( 4 ) Take the part of a character in a play or in a film
Who is acting the part of Sita?
( 5 ) Pretend by one’s behaviour to be a certain person or type of person
He is really angry. His is just acting.
Action : (noun)
( 1 ) Process of doing something – activity – using energy or influence
The time has come for action.
He is a man of action.
( 2 ) Events in a short story or ply
The action of the play is set in Kolkatta.
( 3 ) Fighting in battle between troops, warships and so on
Hundreds of people were killed in action during the Iraq and USA war.
He saw action during the last Indo-Pakistan war.
( 4 ) Legal process or lawsuit
He brought an action against her.
( 5 ) Way of functioning especially of a part of the body
Study the action of the liver.
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