act as


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
For the Neo-Hoodoo-ist, however, opposites are desirable in that they produce a "rupture of plane" (Fox 48) out of which new life arises, meaning opposites are crucial to the ongoing regeneration of the "new thang." (11) The rigid, and dead, right way is replaced, then, by a crossroads at which such opposites as mystery and science do not so much act as binaries jockeying for position as they explode the very lines that divide them, reconstituting the structures by which we know our world.
In addition, the Court noted that Congress "left the Act as it was' and did not overturn a narrowing judicial interpretation of the provision.