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Pronunciation: /akt/

Translation of act in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 (to take action) [rescuers] [governments] تَصَرَّفَ (V), عَمِلَ (stem vowel = a) (I) we must act quickly لا بُدَّ أنْ نَتَصَرَّفَ بِسُرْعةٍ she still believes she was acting for the best ما زالَتْ تَعْتَقِدُ أَنَّها كانَتْ تَعْمَلُ ما فيهِ الصالِحُ
  • 2 (to represent)to act for sbto act on behalf of sb نابَ عن شَخْصٍ, تَصَرَّفَ بالنِيابةِ عن شَخْصٍ
  • 6 (to take effect) [drugs] [medicines] قامَ بِمَفْعولِهِ
  • 7 (to serve as)to act as sth [people] [things] قامَ بِدَوْرِ شَيْءٍ, أَدّى وَظيفةَ شَيْءٍ he acted as our interpreter قامَ بِدَوْرِ المُتَرْجِمِ لَنا


  • 1 (action, deed) عَمَل (plural: أَعْمال), تَصَرُّف (plural: تَصَرُّفات), فِعْل (plural: أَفْعال) an act of cruelty/kindness عَمَل وَحْشيّ \ طَيِّب
  • 2
    (also Act)
    (law) قانون (plural: قَوانينُ), قَرار (plural: قَرارات) an act of Parliament/Congress قانون صادِر عن البَرْلَمانِ \ الكونْجْرِس Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 قانون نَقْلِ البَضائِعِ الخَطِرةِ لِعامِ 1992
  • 4 (entertainment routine) عَرْض تَرْفيهيّ


to be caught in the act

ضُبِطَ مُتَلَبِّساً

to get in on the act

لَحِقَ بالرَكْبِ

to get one's act together

نَظَّمَ نَفْسَهُ (V)

Phrasal verbs

act out

act out [sth]act [sth] out ‫مَثَّلَ [شَيْئاً]‬ [a role] [fantasy]

act up

[informal/غير رسمي]
(to misbehave) [child] أَساءَ السُلوكَ; (to hurt) [part of the body] آلَمَ (Form IV) (IV) (imperfect: يُؤْلِمُ); (to malfunction) [machine] تَعَطَّلَ (V)

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