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  1. act asverb

    function as or act like

    "This heap of stones will act as a barrier"

    play, act

  2. act, play, act asverb

    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

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

    pretend, make for, flirt, play, represent, dissemble, dally, recreate, wager, move, wreak, take on, work, toy, roleplay, playact, bet, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, meet, act, bring, encounter, trifle, behave, do

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  1. Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete:

    European countries are fighting for a long-term goal ...but we need an intermediate target (for the long-term goal) by 2050 to act as a benchmark to see how are performing.

  2. Samkelo Mkhize:

    I understand that the report is out but it's not making me very happy. Nothing has changed here, people were killed that day, and the government admits that they did something wrong but they don't act (as if) they will do something to change it.

  3. Douglas Thisera:

    People who live near mangroves tell us the trees act as a buffer against the wind and heavy rains, breaking their intensity just before they make landfall.

  4. State John Kerry:

    So President Putin, who is invested in supporting Assad, with an enormous commitment - and it has made a difference obviously on the battlefield - should be somewhat concerned about the fact that President Assad sent his foreign minister out yesterday to try and act as a spoiler, to take off the table something that President Putin and Iran had committed to, this is a moment of truth, a moment where all of us have to be responsible.

  5. Stratfor Security Analyst Scott Stewart:

    There are a lot of life safety issues that can be enhanced or resolved from the use of this technology, this device has two applications one role is to survey and collect intelligence, and the other is to act as responder [ or weapon ].

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    An antonym for "disparage"
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    • B. diminish
    • C. blandish
    • D. belittle

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