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Definition of the verb act upon

What does act upon mean as a doing phrase?


  1. have and exert influence or effect

Alternative definition of the verb act upon


  1. To act on the basis of information received or deduced.

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Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

the act upon, of attaching; adherence; fidelity; attendance (at-ten'dans), n. the act affection or regard; that which at- of attending; waiting on; presence; laches, or the thing which is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

Waters act upon the colouring matters principally by the salts with an earthy base which they contain. These ialts are, the nitrats, mu- riats, and carbonats, of lime and magnesia, and the sulphat of lime. Substances used in Dying. — These are ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art

by S.F. Baird

2, the force AC act upon the body A, and it be desired to divide this into two others, ofwhich one, AD, 179 PHYSICS. - 5.

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Now, in many cases, it is almost impossible to recall the intermediate links, in order to prove to ourselves the correctness of our experience, and yet we must act upon it ; this shews the importance of cultivating in early life those habits of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction (2005)

by Ghaoui, Claude

to define properties of objects that allow an actor to act upon them. Norman (1988) expanded on this concept and ...

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Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass! (Paul J. Meyer)
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