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act as

To serve or perform a job or role, often temporarily. Until Kayla returns from her maternity leave, Sharon will act as lead analyst. You will now act as file clerk and benefits coordinator, and your salary will reflect this change.
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act as someone

to perform in the capacity of someone, temporarily or permanently; to serve in some special capacity, possibly temporarily. This is Mr. Smith. He'll act as manager from now on.
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In an act as celebration, I learn that experience is not a bargaining ground, a marketplace of give and get.
Only now (and belatedly, some will say) do I attend to the act as doing something.