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act as

Meaning: to perform the same function as a particular person or thing

Synonym: serve as

For example:

  • act as sth I can't make it to the meeting Bob, so would mind acting as chairman today?

  • act as sth The kidneys act as filters to keep the blood clean.

Quick Quiz:

Can anybody speak Japanese? We need someone to act as
  1. a speaker
  2. an actor
  3. an interpreter

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