Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Acts"

The meaning of "Acts" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does What does "acts" means here: Lacking the scale and resources of the market leaders, these boutique companies tended to focus on providing only artist management and label services, and to a smaller roster of acts. mean?
A: "act" en este contexto implica una persona o una banda, un grupo que hace algo de entretenimiento. Por ejemplo:

- un mago
- The Rolling Stones
- un cantante
- un cómico

Q: What does By glorifying the acts of violence they achieve the paradoxical effect of making them trivial. mean?
A: @H-oon By making celebrating/admiring acts of violence many times it makes them seem insignificant. In other words, one has seen something so many times it has no more meaning.
Q: What does Whatever you sad acts get up to this weekend mean?
A: "sad act" in this case is a way of jokingly referring to someone's friends in a negative way. It's a quote common thing, especially between males under 40.

So calling someone a sad act is like calling them a sorry case or someone worthy of pity, but like I said, it's meant as a joke, and perhaps even affectionate between close friends.

To summarise, although some context is clearly missing:

It's another way of saying "regardless of what you fellows do this weekend"
Q: What does you sad acts mean?
A: If a person is a "sad act" it can mean they are a failure, no good, desperate, etc. It is casual language, and it is an insult. Use "You sad act!" if you're saying it to one person, "You sad acts!" if you're saying it to more than one person.
Q: What does female acts mean?
A: in this context, an "act" is usually referring to a musical group. So a female act would be a music group with all female members.

Synonyms of "Acts" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between acts and actions ?
A: He acts like a clown.

The actions of a clown.

She acts a certain way when they get her order wrong.

The acts in the circus were really entertaining.

The actions of a few people can impact many.
Q: What is the difference between The play comprises three acts. and The play is comprised of  three acts. ?
A: the difference between those two sentences are the verb tense. first one is in present tense, and the other is in past tense.

Other questions about "Acts"

Q: What are The American Acts?

The Basement Tapes (Bob Dylan's) are a masterclass in Americana. They help codify it. They helped define it. This is why the Americana acts of today all revere The Basement Tapes.
A: acts = bands or performers
Q: All of the acts of kindness aren't ever waisted. Does this sound natural?
A: Wonderful! Good morning and thank you so much for the info! "are never"! Arigato!
Q: The first, I think we need to analyze the acts of salesman and to make a plan for how to develop the new system. Does this sound natural?
A: Firstly, I think we will need to analyze the performance of then salesman and make a plan to develop the new system.
Q: What is the acts that we should do to reduce global warming? Does this sound natural?
A: What steps should we take to reduce global warming?

What should we do to reduce global warming?
Q: He was displaying strange acts Does this sound natural?
A: It's natural sounding, although it depend on the context

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