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What can you find out about your pay and your company, and how should you act on gender pay gap data?
(BBC News - Business, )

Sentences with the verb Act on

36 examples:

Do you have the brains to realize it and the guts to act on it?

I'll act on your advice.

I will act on your advice.

You should act on your teacher's advice.

You should act on the doctor's advice at once.

Say what you will, I will act on my own judgement.

They have the right and power to act on their ideas.

The president urged employees to act on their initiative.

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
(John Henry Newman)

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

James Lind is remembered as the man who helped to conquer a killer disease but why did the Royal Navy take nearly 50 years to act on his findings?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The company asserts he no longer has authority to act on its behalf.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Music, )

Advice on stocks, bonds, retirement, taxes and real estate you can act on today.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The Senate is ready to act on a federal request for money to combat the Zika virus.
(NBC News Health, )

However, experts encourage the public to act on their symptoms as early as possible.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Michael Steven Sandford, 20, tried to act on his plan after hearing voices in his head.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Legislators fail to act on a deal to repeal North Carolina's controversial "bathroom bill".
(BBC News - World News, )

My own prejudice is to act on the side of caution in case a deflationary psychology develops.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

From the start of the new season, the be able to act on incidents match could not 'fully assess'.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

After years of turning a blind eye, an EU ruling means the Dutch government will have to act on illegal downloaders.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

The Arizona governor has until Saturday to act on a bill that would let businesses refuse service to gays and lesbians.
(CNBC, )

MPs on the Science and Technology Committee urge the government to act on the societal implications of AI and robotics.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

"We respect everyone's choice to act on their beliefs," a Google spokesperson wrote in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.
(CNBC, )

Four ways to make your message more meaningful, memorable and credible so others will to act on it, and get closer as they do.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A speaker's power to act on his words influences how a listener perceives the meaning of their message, according to new research.
(Science Daily - News, )

That depends on whether you are the giver or receiver of bad news, and if the news-giver wants the receiver to act on the information.
(Science Daily - News, )

Getting your financial records together can be a huge help for your loved ones if they need to act on your behalf or settle your estate.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Hearing those ethereal noises, the song of the Humpback whale in particular, was all some leaders needed to feel inspired to act on the problem.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The federal government has yet to act on its promise to introduce laws to protect vulnerable people from being trapped into exorbitant payday loans.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Montana's governor is being asked to act on a petition to spare the life of a Canadian who's been on death row in the United States for over three decades.
(The Canadian Press in CBC News - World, )

Police have failed to act on a recommendation to take action over an apparently bungled investigation into an impalement death of a NSW woman in Townsville.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The future prosperity of the oil and gas industry could be at risk if the chancellor fails to act on the challenges the sector is facing, John Swinney warns.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Through the use of Synthetic APIs inventive companies are able to get the best information delivered to those who can act on it with speed and at massive scale.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

The LGA said the public wanted to see fewer bookies in town centres but that current planning and licensing systems did not allow councils to act on the problem.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Fiona Woolf confirmed that she lives on the same street as the Tory former Cabinet Minister - who has flatly denied failing to act on a dossier of abuse allegations in the 1980s.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Negative sentences with the verb Act on

7 examples:

But BRCC36 doesn't act on its own.
(Science Daily - News, )

But telling a therapist could result in police involvement, even if he didn't act on his desires.
(Amber Hildebrandt in CBC News - Health, )

Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach asks why the IAAF did not act on data appearing to expose widespread doping in athletics.
(BBC Sport - Athletics, )

A study found that they were just as likely to be prejudiced as their less educated peers but did not act on their feelings.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello asks why the IAAF did not act on data appearing to expose widespread doping in athletics.
(BBC News - World News, )

A mental health trust underestimated the risk posed by its patients and sometimes did not act on threats to harm others, a review of 10 killings finds.
(BBC News - Health, )

A Federal Court judge says the National Parole Board cannot act on an "arbitrary or punitive" basis in denying Robert Latimer the right to travel freely outside Canada.
(Jason Proctor in CBC News - Canada, )

Questions

3 examples:

Does the medicine act on the stomach?

Ministers have been accused of failing to act on lessons from an earlier tower block fire. Did they?
(BBC News - Politics, )

Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, called communication effectiveness a level C problem: if people don't act on what's been communicated, what's the point?
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Acids act on metals.

Animals act on instinct.

These pills act on the liver.

These pills act on the heart.

You should take your act on the road.

Acids act on many things including metals.

Access to the domestic market should act on the whole island as a powerful incentive for economic development.

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
(Walter Savage Landor)

We talk on principle, but we act on interest.
(Walter Savage Landor)

Think before you act and act on what you believe.
(Bo Bennett)

There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
(Joseph Joubert)

Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
(Alfred North Whitehead)

"We're calling on Congress to act on cyber security.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Business, )

OPEC failed to act on output at its meeting Thursday.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

Aviva failed to act on estimates and lost the photos I sent.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

But they failed to act on others that are even more important.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

Mission: don't drown get world leaders to act on climate change.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

It isolates several key factors that companies need to act on now.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

You have a duty to act on this and it is a moral duty," he will say.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Chiefs are braced for severe criticism over failure to act on rumours.
(Daily Mail - News, )

But the FDA appears poised to act on decisions deferred for the last 25 years.
(Forbes - Technology, )

BoNT-A might also act on sensory nerves, and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
(Nature Reviews Urology, )

The singer-guitarist, now 25, is the opening act on Jack White’s current tour.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Maria Cardona explains why Republicans forced the president to act on immigration.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Consider how the IRS has both access to information and authority to act on this information.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Some become dangerous criminals preying on children, while others never act on their feelings.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Speaker Paul D. Ryan at a news conference to discuss the American Health Care Act on Thursday.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The spin–orbit interaction can generate torques that act on the magnetization of a ferromagnet.
(Nature Nanotechnology, )

Obama said he will do all that he can on his own to act on immigration until Congress decides to act.
(CNBC, )

Retired Major-General Jim Molan says Europe needs to act on people smuggling or more people will die.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

However, additional work is needed to identify loci that act on bone strength at the materials level.
(BoneKEy Reports, )

Evictions continue overnight as police act on an Israeli court order to clear Amona on the West Bank.
(BBC News - World News, )

Surprising results fill in a key piece of the puzzle about how mammals act on the basis of sound cues.
(Science Daily - News, )

Simon Brodkin, known for his comedy character Lee Nelson, posed as a fake act on Britain's Got Talent.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

In the summer of 2009, No Doubt recruited Paramore to be an opening act on its inevitable reunion tour.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Ed Miliband calls on the prime minster to act on hedge funds but is teased about Ed Balls' memory lapse.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Several processes at work in Mars' upper atmosphere may then act on the hydrogen, leading to its escape.
(Science Daily - News, )

But finding the political consensus to act on reducing carbon dioxide emissions has been nearly impossible.
(Science Daily - News, )

Act on our advice, or see Britain decline - that is the message from the chairman of the Airports Commission.
(The Independent - Travel, )

Animals have evolved homeostatic responses to changes in oxygen availability that act on different timescales.
(Nature, )

Speaker Paul D. Ryan spoke about the House Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

President Barack Obama says he won't act on immigration reform until after the November congressional elections.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

A woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been found guilty of all charges.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

They said investigators would act on tip-offs from the public as well as intelligence sharing with other countries.
(Daily Mail - News, )

These therapies act on histones, DNA's packaging proteins, to reset gene regulatory programs that go awry in cancer.
(Science Daily - News, )

Five of the biggest car hire firms in Europe promise to act on customer complaints, following a review by regulators.
(BBC News - Business, )

, said today that Roache forced her to perform a sex act on him at Granada Studios in Manchester in the summer of 1965.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Apple coerces accessory partners into signing contracts stating that they will only act on official product schematics.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Uber engineer Susan Fowler alleged the company failed to act on sexual harassment and gender discrimination complaints.
(CNBC, )

The House passed the $696 billion 2018 National Defense Authroization Act on Friday with a bipartisan vote of 344 to 81.
(UPI - Business News, )

Businesses and groups have been reacting to a legislative fix to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday.
(CNBC, )

Over 30% believe their partner has cheated and try to catch them out, despite many having no plans to act on any evidence.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

I receive them with such frequency that were I to act on even a fraction of them I would never be invested in the markets.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Molecular chaperones act on non-native proteins in the cell to prevent their aggregation, premature folding or misfolding.
(Nature, )

Most of our existing PC based processes weren’t designed to collect and act on data from such a diverse set of resources.
(Forbes - Business, )

At least five Melbourne players are playing for their AFL future after Paul Roos read them the riot act on Sunday afternoon.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Irving Azoff, who is representing nearly every act on the bill of “The Classic West” and “The Classic East” concerts.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Sizing up the Age Discrimination in Employment Act on its golden anniversary finds a likely unpleasant unintended consequence.
(Next Avenue, Contributor http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/people/nextavenue/ in Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler alleged the company failed to act on sexual harassment and gender discrimination complaints.
(CNBC, )

In this article I describe how studios and firms in other industries successfully strategize and act on the digital revolution.
(Forbes - Technology, )

A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.
(BBC News - Health, )

The deployment of THAAD in South Korea could force China to act on North Korea, according to former CIA Director Michael Hayden.
(CNBC, )

Having set up a new inquiry or review every fortnight since coming to office, the Abbott government faces calls to act on reform.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg says the Blues could be forced to act on coach Mick Malthouse if their on-field woes worsen.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

After nearly 150 years, the show will not go on for the iconic Ringling Bros. circus, which will perform its final act on Sunday.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

Relying on the United Nations to act on Syria would be tantamount to "contracting out" British foreign policy, David Cameron says.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Yaya Toure calls on Uefa to act on racist chanting after claiming he was targeted during Manchester City's -1 win at CSKA Moscow.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

While Amazon Prime members act on limited-time discounts, other retailers have stepped up to offer midsummer savings of their own.
(NerdWallet in USA Today - Tech, )

It appears that Louis Walsh's dream of finally having a winning act on The X Factor may be slipping through his fingers once again.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

A South Dakota woman bought three boxes of diapers for a young mother, and a man shopping at the store caught the kind act on video.
(NBC Today, )

In an interview in her chambers on Friday, she chastised the Senate for refusing to act on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Google has announced a new enhancement to Gmail it's calling Quick Actions, letting users act on messages without having to open them.
(UPI - Science News, )

For businesses of all sizes in all industries, there has never been a more critical moment to recognize these changes and act on them.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Mark Takano (D), asking why Congress did nothing to act on behalf of veterans who were being forced to repay their enlistment bonuses.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

The 18-year-old girl, from Northern Ireland, was filmed performing a sex act on 24 men in Majorca's notorious party capital of Magaluf.
(Daily Mail - News, )

At the conclusion of the policy review process, the White House will act on both the FAA's sUAS rule and on matters related to privacy.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Canadian seven-piece Arcade Fire confirm rumours they are to be the headline act on the first night of next year's Glastonbury Festival.
(BBC News - World News, )

Manchester City's horrible week will get even worse if the FA decides to act on video evidence and suspend Yaya Toure for three matches.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The international community must act on evidence of crimes against humanity in North Korea, say the panel behind a year-long UN inquiry.
(BBC News - World News, )

Without clear signals indicating whether the Federal Reserve will act on interest rates this week, traders were expected to be cautious.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Unlike most enzymes, which act on a single target, the new catalyst can alter the chemical profiles of numerous types of small molecules.
(Science Daily - News, )

Anne Lyndoe-Tavistock falsely claimed South Dorset MP Richard Drax, 55, and wife Elsebet groped her and tried to perform a sex act on her.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A man and a woman who were detained in January after allegedly committing a sexual act on an Air Canada plane are now facing more charges.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

March's shockingly weak job growth sent stock futures plunging and bond yields lower, but Wall Street will act on forthcoming spring data.
(CNBC, )

Scientists have successfully developed gold nanoparticles that have functional surfaces and act on osteogenic differentiation of stem cells.
(Science Daily - News, )

The criminal justice system has failed to act on recommendations to improve the way disability hate crime is dealt with, a report concludes.
(BBC News - Health, )

This has allowed them to clarify the physics of how the driving forces, magnetic fields or electric currents, act on the magnetic structure.
(Science Daily - News, )

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted forcing the girl to carry out a sex act on two occasions, Ipswich Youth Court heard.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Today they’re on set trying out the famous big red chairs for size, which the judges spin round when they want to take an act on to mentor.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos urges the Security Council to act on Syria to stop "flagrant" violation of international humanitarian law.
(BBC News - World News, )

Ray Johnson, father of Elliott Johnson, has welcomed the resignation of Grant Shapps amid claims he failed to act on allegations of bullying.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

As President Trump flouts international calls to act on climate change, his administration is finding the pressure at home tougher to ignore.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Non-payment of rent is something a landlord should always act on as quickly as possible, our experts explain the rules and where people stand.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

World Bank president, has driven the normally lumbering bank to act on Ebola with uncharacteristic speed and become a key figure in the crisis.
(The New York Times - Science, )

The U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of violating the Clean Air Act on some of its diesel engines installed in about 104,000 vehicles.
(CBC in CBC News - Business, )

PFA chiefs stunned guests at their annual dinner by booking a comedian who repeatedly used racist slurs on stage during his act on Sunday night.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report.
(BBC News - World News, )

There is a long history of our preference for individual victims compelling us to act on vast global problems, including the plight of refugees.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Tennis officials denied a report that the professional tour has failed to act on concerns of match fixing raised by suspicious betting patterns.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Wis., comments on his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act on the steps of the federal courthouse in Green Bay, Wis., on Monday, July 2014.
(USA Today - National, )

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