Phrasal Verbs

act for

This page is about the phrasal verb act for


If you act for someone, you represent them.



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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