discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"
a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The
act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
Establish by law
a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"
give back; "render money"
make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"
give something useful or necessary to;
cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"
melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
restate (words) from one language into another language;
bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks"
pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the den"
give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"