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Phrasal Verbs

act for

This page is about the phrasal verb act for

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

Synonym: represent

For example:

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

  • act for somebody 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?

a. an attorney

b. an actor

c. an artist

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