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Definition of the verb act upon
What does act upon mean as a doing phrase?
- have and exert influence or effect
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of act upon: influence / work
- more generic terms: affect / bear on / bear upon / impact / touch / touch on = have an effect upon
- more specific terms:
- prepossess / prejudice = influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
- imprint / form = establish or impress firmly in the mind
- militate = have force or influence
- pull strings / manipulate / pull wires = influence or control shrewdly or deviously
- colour / color = modify or bias
- swing over / swing = influence decisively
- blackjack / blackmail / pressure = exert pressure on someone through threats
- persuade / carry / sway = win approval or support for
- get at = influence by corruption
- fix = influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
- dominate = be in control
Alternative definition of the verb act upon
- To act on the basis of information received or deduced.
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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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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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