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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 previewEncyclopedia of Maryland (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Either House may consider other appropriations but both Houses shall not finally act upon such appropriations until after the Budget Bill has been finally acted upon by both Houses, and no such other appropriation shall be valid except in ...

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 previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

Also, act upon. Conduct oneself in accordance with or as a result of ...

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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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