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Phrasal Verbs

act as

This page is about the phrasal verb act as

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

Synonym: serve as

For example:

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

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

Quick Quiz:

Can anybody speak Japanese? We need someone to act as

a. a speaker

b. an actor

c. an interpreter

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