act upon something

act upon something
ˈact on/upon sth derived
to take action as a result of advice, information, etc

Acting on information from a member of the public, the police raided the club.

Why didn't you act on her suggestion?

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  • act on something — ˈact on/upon sth derived to take action as a result of advice, information, etc • Acting on information from a member of the public, the police raided the club. • Why didn t you act on her suggestion? Main entry: ↑actderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • act upon — verb have and exert influence or effect The artist s work influenced the young painter She worked on her friends to support the political candidate • Syn: ↑influence, ↑work • Derivationally related forms: ↑influence (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • act on/upon — [phrasal verb] act on/upon (something) : to use (something, such as a feeling or suggestion) as a reason or basis for doing something They never acted on the information they had. We were too late to act upon his suggestion. It s okay to feel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • act — [[t]æ̱kt[/t]] ♦ acts, acting, acted 1) VERB When you act, you do something for a particular purpose. The deaths occurred when police acted to stop widespread looting and vandalism... [V adv/prep] I have no reason to doubt that the bank acted… …   English dictionary

  • act — act1 W1S1 [ækt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(law)¦ 3¦(pretending)¦ 4 get your act together 5¦(play)¦ 6¦(performance)¦ 7¦(performer)¦ 8 a hard/tough etc act to follow 9 get in on the act 10 act of God …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • act — act1 W1S1 [ækt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(law)¦ 3¦(pretending)¦ 4 get your act together 5¦(play)¦ 6¦(performance)¦ 7¦(performer)¦ 8 a hard/tough etc act to follow 9 get in on the act 10 act of God …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upon — up|on [ ə pan ] preposition *** 1. ) on LITERARY on or onto something: Shadows were flickering upon the studio floor. He believes we were put upon this earth for a purpose. 2. ) used after some verbs instead of on FORMAL used after some verbs… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • act on — Synonyms and related words: act upon, affect, approach, bear a hand, bear upon, concentrate on, condemn, decree, do something, do something about, doom, draw, draw on, exert influence, find, find against, find for, focus on, get cozy with, get… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • act on sth — UK US act on sth Phrasal Verb with act({{}}/ækt/ verb [I] (also act upon sth) ► to do something because you have been advised or told to do it: »There have been concerns as to why the Board didn t act on a recommended pay raise. act on… …   Financial and business terms

  • Something Positive — logo, Mr. Personality. Author(s) R. K. Milholland Website http:/ …   Wikipedia

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