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Synonyms for actorˈæk tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player(noun)

    a theatrical performer

    histrion, fraud, imposter, pseudo, fake, faker, pretender, instrumentalist, pseud, role player, sham, musician, shammer, actor, participant, player, impostor, worker, thespian, doer

  2. actor, doer, worker(noun)

    a person who acts and gets things done

    "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"

    prole, player, role player, proletarian, doer, thespian, worker, actor, histrion


  1. actor(noun)

    a person who performs in a theatrical play or film

    actress, player, performer

  2. actor(noun)

    one who acts; a doer


  3. actor(noun)

    one who takes part in a situation


  4. actor(noun)

    The entity that performs a role (in use case analysis).


  5. actor(noun)

    plaintiff, complainant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. actor

    In strict philosophical usage, the prime mover or doer of an act is the agent. Thus we speak of man as a voluntary agent, a free agent. But in common usage, especially in business, an agent is not the prime actor, but only an instrument or factor, acting under orders or instructions. Compare CAUSE.

    agent, doer, factor, instrument, means, mover, operator, performer, promoter

    chief, inventor, originator, principal

    An agent of the company for selling, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. actor(n.)

    doer, operator, agent

  2. actor(n.)

    player, performer, comedian, tragedian, stage-player

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