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act for

Meaning: If you act for someone, you represent them.

Synonym: represent

For example:

  • act for sb If you don't have a lawyer, the state will appoint one to act for you.

  • act for sb In a democracy, the people elect representatives to act for them in parliament.

Quick Quiz:

Which of these people can act for someone in legal matters?
  1. an attorney
  2. an actor
  3. an artist

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