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ACT, Gr., Lat. to urge, drive, lead, bring, do, perform, or in general to move, to exert force.

1. To exert power as, the stomach acts upon food the will acts upon the body in producing motion.
2. To be in action or motion to move

He hangs between in doubt to act or rest.

3. To behave, demean, or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices as, we know not why a minister has acted in this manner. But in this sense, it is most frequent in popular language as, how the man acts or has acted.

To act up to, is to equal in action to fulfil or perform a correspondent action as he has acted up to his engagement or his advantages.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Act'. King James Dictionary.

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