What is the difference between Act and Action?
What is the difference between Act and Action? :
Act : (noun)
) Thing done – deed
It is an act of kindness to help a blind man cross the street.
) Any of the main divisions of a play or an opera
This is a play in five cats.
) Any of the series of short performances in a programme – piece of entertainment
There was a song and dance act in the programme.
) Degree or law made by the legislative body
Parliament has passed an act which makes such sports illegal.
) 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)
) Do something
His life was saved because the doctors acted very promptly.
) Do what is expected of one as a professional or an official person
The police refused to act without more evidence.
) Perform a part in a play or film – be an actor or actress
She acts well.
Have you ever acted?
) Take the part of a character in a play or in a film
Who is acting the part of Sita?
) Pretend by one’s behaviour to be a certain person or type of person
He is really angry. His is just acting.
Action : (noun)
) Process of doing something – activity – using energy or influence
The time has come for action.
He is a man of action.
) Events in a short story or ply
The action of the play is set in Kolkatta.
) 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.
) Legal process or lawsuit
He brought an action against her.
) Way of functioning especially of a part of the body
Study the action of the liver.
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