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Water can both act as an acid or base depending on the chemical reaction. When reacting with HCl, it acts as a base because it is accepting the H+ from HCl to form H3O+. However, when reacting with NH3, it acts as an acid because it is donating a proton to NH3 to form NH4.
Essentially, the answer is yes. Due to H2Os amphoteric nature, it will act as the opposite of what it is reaction with. If it reacts with a base then it will be considered an acid and if it reacts with an acid it will become the base.
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