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Synonyms for actor
ˈæk tərac·tor

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  1. actornoun

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

    actress, player, performer

  2. actornoun

    one who acts; a doer


  3. actornoun

    one who takes part in a situation


  4. actornoun

    The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).


  5. actornoun

    plaintiff, complainant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. actor

    In strict philosophical usage, the prime mover or doer of an act is the agent. Thus we speak of man as a voluntary agent, a free agent. But in common usage, especially in business, an agent is not the prime actor, but only an instrument or factor, acting under orders or instructions. Compare CAUSE.

    agent, doer, factor, instrument, means, mover, operator, performer, promoter

    chief, inventor, originator, principal

    An agent of the company for selling, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. actor

    doer, worker, agent, performer, principal, player, tragedian, comedian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. actor, histrion, player, thespian, role playernoun

    a theatrical performer

    histrion, fraud, imposter, pseudo, fake, faker, pretender, instrumentalist, pseud, role player, sham, musician, shammer, participant, player, impostor, worker, thespian, doer

  2. actor, doer, workernoun

    a person who acts and gets things done

    "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"

    prole, player, role player, proletarian, doer, thespian, worker, histrion

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. actornoun

    doer, operator, agent

  2. actornoun

    player, performer, comedian, tragedian, stage-player

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. actornoun

    doer, participant, performer, comedian, tragedian, thespian, impersonator, personator, mime, mimic, pantomimist, barnstormer, hamfatter, supernumerary

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  1. Zach Braff:

    There's tons of secrecy surrounding this eighth and final season of HBO's hit show and Zach Braff had some fun with that.He posted a photo of Zach Braff with actor Kit Harington, who portrays one of the main characters, Jon Snow.

  2. Marc Cherry:

    We were doing ‘Golden Palace’ and we had a character actor and he was having problems with his lines, he was in his mid-80s… We’re doing the second show in front of a live audience, this guy is really struggling, you can feel the audience getting irritated with him.

  3. Brad Mittman MD:

    Remember, happiness and negativity are largely self-fulfilling prophecies. We see whatever we choose to project on the world around us, and that reflects back to us like a huge movie screen. We are, then, at once the projectionist, the actor, and the audience in this movie called Life.

  4. Joel Edgerton:

    One day ... at the end of the take, I realized I had literally mud over my entire face and for some reason it just made me really happy, as hard work as it was and as hot as it was and as challenging as all that was, I just remembered being happy... looking around at the scale and the scope of it and just remembering the beginnings of a being a young actor... and being a child dreaming of being part of these stories.

  5. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    If it is determined that a non-state actor such as ISIL was also using chemical weapons, such use would be consistent with ISIL’s record of complete disregard for human rights and international norms and values.

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