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Meaning of OVERACT

Pronunciation:  `owvur'akt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  exaggerate one's acting

OVERACT is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: ham, overplay
 Antonyms: underact, underplay
 See Also: act, play, playact, roleplay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*act"\, v. t.
    1. To act or perform to excess; to exaggerate in acting; as,
       he overacted his part.
    2. To act upon, or influence, unduly. [Obs.]
             The hope of inheritance overacts them. --Milton.
  2. \O`ver*act"\, v. i.
    To act more than is necessary; to go to excess in action.
    --B. Jonson.
Thesaurus Terms
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