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  • act — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. & v. See action, drama, conduct, affectation, representation, rule. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An action] Syn. action, deed, performance, exploit; see action 2 . 2. [An official or legal s …   English dictionary for students

  • play-act — v. 1 intr. act in a play. 2 intr. behave affectedly or insincerely. 3 tr. act (a scene, part, etc.). Derivatives: play acting n. play actor n. * * * v pretend, put on, assume, feign, sham, counterfeit, fake, fabricate, simulate, bluff,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • play-act — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To play the part of: act, do, enact, impersonate, perform, play, portray, represent. See ACTION, PERFORMING ARTS, SUBSTITUTE. 2. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:… …   English dictionary for students

  • palter — I verb act, act insincerely, be deceitful, be deceptive, be dishonest, be evasive, be false, be fraudulent, be hypocritical, be inconstant, be insincere, be mendacious, be perfidious, be uncandid, be untruthful, bear false witness, beguile,… …   Law dictionary

  • palter — palterer, n. /pawl teuhr/, v.i. 1. to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully; lie or use trickery. 2. to bargain with; haggle. 3. to act carelessly; trifle. [1530 40 in sense to speak indistinctly, perh. alter. of FALTER in same sense, with p… …   Universalium

  • palter — pal•ter [[t]ˈpɔl tər[/t]] v. i. 1) to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully 2) to haggle 3) to act carelessly; trifle • Etymology: 1595–1605; of uncert. orig …   From formal English to slang

  • pal´ter|er — pal|ter «PL tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to talk or act insincerely; trifle deceitfully: »Do not palter with the truth. Man crouches and blushes…he palters and steals (Emerson). SYNONYM(S): equivocate. 2. to act carelessly; trifle: »Do not palter …   Useful english dictionary

  • pal|ter — «PL tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to talk or act insincerely; trifle deceitfully: »Do not palter with the truth. Man crouches and blushes…he palters and steals (Emerson). SYNONYM(S): equivocate. 2. to act carelessly; trifle: »Do not palter with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • palter — intransitive verb (paltered; paltering) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1600 1. to act insincerely or deceitfully ; equivocate 2. haggle, chaffer Synonyms: see lie • palterer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • фальшивить — ФАЛЬШИВИТЬ, несов. (сов. сфальшивить), без доп. Поступать (поступить) неискренно, говоря ложные, лицемерные, притворные слова, обычно с какой л. корыстной целью [impf. to dissemble, hide (one’s true feelings, intentions, etc.); to be a hypocrite …   Большой толковый словарь русских глаголов

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