Synonyms for act as

Synonyms for (verb) act as

Synonyms: play, act, act as

Definition: pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

Usage: He acted the idiot; She plays deaf when the news are bad

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people

Synonyms: act as

Definition: function as or act like

Usage: This heap of stones will act as a barrier

Similar words: serve, function

Definition: serve a purpose, role, or function

Usage: The tree stump serves as a table; The female students served as a control group; This table would serve very well; His freedom served him well; The table functions as a desk

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