There are 2 main translations of act in Italian:

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act

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

noun

  • 2 (Law) (law)
    also: Act
    Act of Parliament, Congress
    legge o atto o decreto parlamentare, atto del Congresso
  • 4 (entertainment routine) song and dance act to put on an act [figurative] [pejorative] it's all an act to get in on the act
    = essere coinvolto in un'attività in particolare agendo per proprio beneficio o profitto
    their company started the trend and now all their rivals want to get in on the act
    la loro ditta ha inaugurato la nuova tendenza e ora tutti i concorrenti vogliono mettersi nella sua scia

transitive verb

(Theatre)
  • (part, role)
    he acted (the part of) the perfect host [figurative]
    ha recitato la parte del perfetto padrone di casa

intransitive verb

  • 1 (take action) we must act quickly she still believes she was acting for the best
    crede ancora di aver agito per il meglio
    they only acted out of fear
    hanno agito così soltanto per paura
    to act for somebody, to act on behalf of somebody
    agire per conto di qualcuno
  • 2 (behave) to act aggressively towards somebody
    comportarsi in modo aggressivo nei confronti di qualcuno

Idioms

to be caught in the act

essere colto sul fatto, in flagrante

to get one's act together

organizzarsi

it will be a hard act to follow

sarà difficile da eguagliare

Phrasal verbs

act on:

act on [something] act on information
agire in base a informazioni
act on somebody's advice
seguire i consigli di qualcuno
acting on a warning, he fled across the border
seguendo un avvertimento, fuggì oltre confine

act out:

act out [something]
(role, part)
(Psychology)
(impulse, feeling)

act up

[informal]
(malfunction) (machine)
fare le bizze

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ACT

noun

  • (in US) (University)
    American College Test
    (esame d'ammissione all'università)

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