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At school, up to the age of sixteen, I found history boring, for we were studying the Industrial Revolution, which was all about Acts, Trade Unions and the factory system, and I wanted to know about people, because it is people who make history.
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Meaning of "Acts" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTS

Acts  [ækts] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acts is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACTS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Acts

Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles, often referred to simply as Acts, is the fifth book of the New Testament; Acts outlines the history of the Apostolic Age. Acts tells the story of the Early Christian church, with particular emphasis on the ministry of the apostles Simon Peter and Paul of Tarsus, who are the central figures of the middle and later chapters of the book. The early chapters, set in Jerusalem, discuss Jesus' Resurrection, his Ascension, the Day of Pentecost, and the start of the apostles' ministry. The later chapters discuss Paul's conversion, his ministry, and finally his arrest, imprisonment, and trip to Rome. A major theme of the book is the expansion of the Holy Spirit's work from the Jews, centering in Jerusalem, to the Gentiles throughout the Roman Empire. It is almost universally agreed that the author of Acts also wrote the Gospel of Luke. The author is traditionally identified as Luke the Evangelist; see Authorship of Luke–Acts for details.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACTS


after-effects
ˈɑːftərɪˌfɛkts
analects
ˈænəˌlɛkts
effects
ɪˈfɛkts
precincts
ˈpriːsɪŋkts
prospects
ˈprɒspɛkts
respects
rɪˈspekts

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTS

ActiveX
activism
activist
activistic
activities
activity
activity chart
activity holiday
activity method
activize
actomyosin
acton
actor
actorish
actorly
Actors´ Equity Association
ACTRA
actress
actressy
Acts of the Apostles

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTS

career prospects
core subjects
cts
dairy products
Factory Acts
foundation subjects
light effects
lighting effects
meat products
milk products
Navigation Acts
personal effects
promotion prospects
Pure Land sects
sound effects
special effects
to pay your last respects
waste products
work prospects
zero defects

Synonyms and antonyms of Acts in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACTS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «Acts» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of Acts

Translation of «Acts» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTS

Find out the translation of Acts to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Acts from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Acts» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使徒行传
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Hechos
570 millions of speakers

English

Acts
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधिनियमों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أعمال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

акты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

atos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রেরিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

actes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kisah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Apostelgeschichte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

使徒行伝
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사도 행전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kisah Para Rasul
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hành vi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செயல்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कायदे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hareketler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Atti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

akty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

акти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Fapte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Πράξεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Wette
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Apostlagärningarna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

handlinger
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Acts

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACTS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Acts.
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Jason Aldean
You have record companies that sign Acts that they think are great, and then they never do anything. Acts that they don't think are really going to do much end up having a career. I don't think anyone really knows what it is that drives somebody to get on their computer and want to download a song.
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Roland Allen
In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth.
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John Conyers
I'm used to being cut out of the conference meetings, but now they are cutting us out even before the bill's are written or either the House or Senate Acts.
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John Nelson Darby
I had always owned them to be the Word of God... the careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early church; which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state; though still, as ever beloved by God.
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Josh Fox
The Safe Drinking Water Act, the safety provisions of the Clean Water Acts, the Clean Air Act, the Superfund Law - the gas industry is exempt from all these basic environmental and worker protections. They don't have to disclose the chemicals they use. They don't have to play by the same rules as anybody else.
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Tim Holden
Acts of anti-Semitism in countries throughout the world, including some of the world's strongest democracies, have increased significantly in frequency and scope over the last several years.
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Alfred Noyes
St. Luke again associates St. John with St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles, when, after the Resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples.
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Philip Schaff
To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts; to the second, the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation.
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Alison Weir
At school, up to the age of sixteen, I found history boring, for we were studying the Industrial Revolution, which was all about Acts, Trade Unions and the factory system, and I wanted to know about people, because it is people who make history.
10
Douglas Wilder
Obama was elected in a flourish of promise that many in the African-American community believed would help not only to symbolize African-American progress since the Civil War and Civil Rights Acts but that his presidency would result in doors opening in the halls of power as had never been seen before by black America.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTS»

Discover the use of Acts in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Acts and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Acts of the Apostles
Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death.
P.D. James, 1999
2
Acts
He draws on the disciplines of theology, history, and sociology to bring the text to life. I recommend this book with enthusiasm.
Darrell L. Bock, 2007
3
Acts
Inquisitive questions, "Keys to the Text" feature, and new material compose this useful and concise tool from renowned Bible teacher John MacArthur.
John MacArthur, 2006
4
Acts
In Acts, the sequel to his Gospel, Luke tells how the Holy Spirit transformed a ragtag band of believers into a unified, world-changing church. William Larkin explores this narrative of the early church.
William J. Larkin, Jr., D. Stuart Briscoe, Haddon W. Robinson, 1995
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Acts
Revised and updated, Lucado Life Lessons continues to be one of the best-selling study guide series available for small groups and individuals. Features Include: New "Keys to the Text" feature. For small group or individual use.
Max Lucado, Livingstone Corporation, 2006
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Thoughtless Acts?: Observations on Intuitive Design
Jane Fulton Suri is the worldwide leader of human factors design and research for IDEO.
Jane Fulton Suri, 2005
7
The Book of the Acts
Discusses the background of the Book of Acts and includes a detailed exposition and notes on the text
Frederick Fyvie Bruce, 1988
8
Acts of Identity: Creole-based Approaches to Language and ...
Examining how the complex role of language affects the Creole-speaking Caribbean and the West Indian communities in London.
Robert Brock Le Page, Andrée Tabouret-Keller, 1985
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Acts of Literature
Self-Hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change, 2nd ed offers a step-by step guide to using hypnosis to better well-being and stronger self-control.
Jacques Derrida, Derek Attridge, 1992
10
Acts of Meaning
Jerome Bruner argues that the cognitive revolution, with its current fixation on mind as "information processor;" has led psychology away from the deeper objective of understanding mind as a creator of meanings.
Jerome S. Bruner, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Acts is used in the context of the following news items.
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China stocks rise after Beijing acts to avoid crash
China stocks remained volatile on Monday, despite a series of dramatic steps by officials over the weekend designed to support markets. «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
2
Man suspected of lewd acts against San Bernardino girl held on …
SAN BERNARDINO >> A Pacific Northwest man suspected of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 was being held on $1.75 million bail. «San Bernardino County Sun, Jul 15»
3
Community Camera: New acts highlight Sterling Renaissance …
STERLING | As creative director of the Sterling Renaissance Festival, there are years Gary Izzo finds himself adding new acts to replace annual ... «Auburn Citizen, Jul 15»
4
Foo Fighters celebrate July 4 with lots of opening acts and a mobile …
Eight acts preceded the quintet's arrival on stage, and the concert concluded with nothing less than a challenge to the National Park Service: ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Man arrested on charges of lewd acts, indecent exposure
OKLAHOMA CITY —Oklahoma City police said a man was swimming in a pond at the Willow Creek Lakeshore Apartments with nothing on but ... «KOCO Oklahoma City, Jul 15»
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Salvation Army: Do random acts of goodness
CENTRAL KENTUCKY, (WTVQ) -- The Salvation Army is asking people to join in their mission by serving others through random acts of ... «WTVQ, Jul 15»
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Local performers and acts come together for Chaos Fest
Local performers and cross-country touring acts shared stages this weekend for the second Chaos Fest. Unlike many music festivals organized ... «Indiana Daily Student, Jul 15»
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Women's World Cup acts as a spark for Longview bars
LONGVIEW (KYTX) - It was an exciting soccer game for U.S.A. fans as their team beat Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup. Whether U.S.A. won or ... «KYTX, Jul 15»
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Last Acts: Serve Regardless like Elizabeth Romanov
Show me a Christian who does good only to do well in the things of this world and I will turn away in sorrow. Show me a Christian that heeds ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
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Canberra man accused of 12 counts of indecent acts against …
A man accused of 12 indecent acts against two young brothers in Canberra's south between 2011 and 2014 is standing trial in the ACT ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»

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