Difference between Act and Work

What is the difference between Act and Work?

Act as a noun is something done, a deed. while Work as a noun is labour, employment, occupation, job.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: Something done, a deed. A state of existence. A product of a legislative body, a statute. The process of doing something. A formal or official record of something done. A division of a theatrical performance. A display of behavior.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To do something. To perform a theatrical role. To behave in a certain way. To convey an appearance of being. To have an effect (on). To play (a role). To feign. To map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).

Example sentence: We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: Labour, employment, occupation, job.The place where one is employed.Effort expended on a particular task.A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.A nonthermal First Law energy in transit between one form or repository and another. Also, a means of accomplishing such transit..A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.A fortification.The staging of events to appear as real.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.# Followed by in. Said of one's workplace (building), or one's department, or one's trade (sphere of business).#*: I work in a national park.#*: She works in the human resources department.#*: He mostly works in logging, but sometimes works in carpentry.# Followed by as. Said of one's job title#*: I work as a cleaner.# Followed by for. Said of a company or individual who employs.#*: She works for Microsoft.#*: He works for the president.# Followed by with. General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.#*: I work closely with my Canadian counterparts.#*: I work with computers.#*: I work with the homeless people from the suburbs.To effect by gradual degrees.To embroider with thread.To set into action.To cause to ferment.To exhaust, by working.To shape, form, or improve a material.To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.To provoke or excite; to influence.To use or manipulate to one's advantage.To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.To cause to work.To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.(figuratively) To influence.To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.To move in an agitated manner.To behave in a certain way when handled;

Example sentence: The harder I work, the luckier I get.

We hope you now know whether to use Act or Work in your sentence.

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