acting

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acting is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: act‧ing

Verb[change]

Plain form
act

Third-person singular
acts

Past tense
acted

Past participle
acted

Present participle
acting

  1. The present participle of act.
  2. An acting director, president, head, etc. is in the position until the regular person returns to the job.
    He was the acting chairperson for the committee when Tim went for surgery.