pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
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"
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 voting proce
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"
make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
medium for radio and television broadcasting; "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"
be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
the face or front of a building
a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
make believe with the intent to deceive;
make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"