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Synonyms for actor
ˈæk tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player(noun)

    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, worker(noun)

    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


  1. actor(noun)

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

    actress, player, performer

  2. actor(noun)

    one who acts; a doer


  3. actor(noun)

    one who takes part in a situation


  4. actor(noun)

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


  5. actor(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. actor(n.)

    doer, operator, agent

  2. actor(n.)

    player, performer, comedian, tragedian, stage-player

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. actor(n)

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

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How to use actor in a sentence?

  1. Will Smith:

    My biggest emotional defeat and the greatest emotional pain I've had as an actor was when 'Wild Wild West' opened up to $52 million. The movie wasn't good. And it hurt so bad to be the No. 1 movie, to open at $52 million and to know the movie wasn't good.

  2. Penlope Cruz:

    The only answer that I can give you with common sense that is not about a headline is [that] the case has to be looked at again, the important thing is, if there is a case anywhere in the world that isn’t clear, then why not look at it again? I am in favor of that. We have a collection of headlines saying this actor would work with him again, and this one said they wouldn’t — this doesn’t change anything. This doesn’t add anything good to the situation. We’re supposed to believe in justice, and this was looked at years ago, and it’s not clear. It should be looked at again, and then I can give an answer.

  3. Alexander Woo:

    George is probably the most notable living person who has lived through the internment, and he's a working actor in our business, it seemed insane not to have him involved in the show. So I got up the courage to approach him.

  4. John Garcia:

    [ The media ] was constantly calling, showing up at the crime scene, asking questions, which I did n’t have any answers to, there was a tremendous amount of pressure that I took upon John Garcia to perform not only for the command staff, but more so for me. And you have to think about Dr. Actor Haing Ngor, a Cambodian refugee who went through tremendous ordeals in Cambodia. Actor Haing Ngor lost Actor Haing Ngor wife and child in Cambodia … I did n’t know what the heck I was getting involved in.

  5. Tom Hiddleston:

    I think we can all agree that they cast the right actor.

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