Definitions

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  • v. pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  • v. function as or act like

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And further to this, the city of Gloucester in the county of Gloucestershire has been notified by said Home Department that it is to act as collecting agent for male transportees from Bristol, Monmouth and Wiltshire.

    Morgan’s Run

  • One of the complex aspects of understanding how autoimmunity works—and why chemicals can act as autogens, triggering autoimmune disease—involves comprehending the intricate way in which immune cells are schooled.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The dissent -- by Judge Julia Smith Gibbons -- cited evidence that the faculty committees with oversight of admissions policies were not swayed by public sentiment, and thus did not act as political bodies.

    Court: Michigan voters can't ban affirmative action

  • He told Komer to act as his special assistant and to do everything that Bundy had done, but not tell anybody he was doing soif it got in the newspapers, it would be all over between them.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • The power to act as procurator ceases: (a) as soon as he has fulfilled his office; (b) if with a sufficient reason he resigns; (c) if the principal or appointer revokes his mandate; but he must do this in due time, that is, while the affair still remains untouched

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • These earlier adopters, in turn, act as interpersonal and localite channels for their later-adopting peers.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • While chemical companies have to divulge information if their chemicals have been found to be carcinogenic in lab testing, no such testing and reporting are required on whether chemicals act as autogens and damage the human immune system.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • BANK TRUST DEPARTMENTS—Any bank trust department can act as trustee for your account and allow you to put your money in any of the investments suggested later in this chapter.

    MORE WEALTH WITHOUT RISK

  • One research study found that those experiencing chronic stress had higher levels of interleukin-6, or IL-6, which are pro-inflammatory cytokines that act as signaling messengers between cells of the immune system and which can whip up the immune cells to turn against the body itself.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Sales could double in 1985 and grow much higher if Panagua could also act as fertilizer supplier for ENIA, the Nicaraguan state buyer of fertilizers and pesticides.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

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