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British English: /akt/
American English: /ækt/

Translation of act in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (to take action) (rescuers, governments)
    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 somebodyto act on behalf of somebody

    نابَ عن شَخْصٍ
    تَصَرَّفَ بالنِيابةِ عن شَخْصٍ
  • 6
    (to take effect) (drugs, medicines)
    قامَ بِمَفْعولِهِ
  • 7 (to serve as)to act as something
    (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
    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

Phrasal verbs

act out

act out [something], act [something] out

‫مَثَّلَ [شَيْئاً]‬ (a role, fantasy)

act up

(to misbehave)
أَساءَ السُلوكَ
(to hurt) (part of the body)
آلَمَ (Form IV) (imperfect: يُؤْلِمُ)
(to malfunction) (machine)

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