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Sentences with the verb Act on

39 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.

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

The Tunisian interior ministry received an alert in May of an imminent attack in Sousse, but failed to act on the information, the head of a security watchdog has told The Independent.
(The Independent - World News, )

The suppression of degradation by USP14’s catalytic activity reflects its capacity to act on a millisecond time scale, before the proteasome can initiate degradation of the substrate.
(Nature, )

Amnesty International says Nigerian security officials failed to act on an advance warning about a militant group's raid on a boarding school that led to the abduction of more than 300 girls.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

But until today it was difficult for operators to act on the information the campaign provided --- for example, reading aeronautical charts or searching for FAA flight restrictions is difficult.
(Forbes - Business, )

The health minister should take responsibility for failing to act on a Barnardo's report into the sexual exploitation of children two years ago, the chair of Stormont's health committee has said.
(BBC News - Politics, )

The Manitoba government is intervening in the federal government's Senate reference case before the Supreme Court of Canada - and warning Ottawa not to act on the Senate without the provinces' support.
(CBC News - Politics, )

Mrs Woolf stood down on Friday after victims unanimously attacked her appointment over her links to the Tory peer Leon Brittan, who is accused of failing to act on a dossier of child abuse allegations.
(Daily Mail - News, )

EU economics chief Olli Rehn called on the European Central Bank to act on its 2% inflation target, warning that very low inflation in the euro area doesn't support the bloc's nascent economic recovery.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Detective Inspector Meriel Buglass (pictured), who headed a unit dealing with sex offences, claimed her superiors failed to act on her findings for eight months, during which girls continued to be abused.
(Daily Mail - News, )

President Obama warned Friday that he will act on his own to address immigration challenges along the southern border, as Congress prepared to leave for the August recess without sending a bill to his desk.
(Fox News - Politics, )

With the June 1 midnight deadline fast approaching, the US Senate is yet to act on the expiration of sections of the Patriot Act, the measures contained in which are expected to be renewed later in the week.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Negative sentences with the verb Act on

6 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 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

2 examples:

Does the medicine act on the stomach?

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, )

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, )

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

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

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

Allen and colleagues show that Ym1 and Ym2 act on γδ T cells to increase their expression of IL-17A and enhance the recruitment of neutrophils.
(Nature Immunology, )

David Acres, 36, denied he was performing a sex act on himself as he drove past the shocked pupils along the M6 motorway near Rugby, Warwickshire.
(Daily Mail - News, )

South Africa's state broadcaster says armed men robbed one of its news teams in a Johannesburg street and were caught in the act on a news camera.
(Fox News - World, )

The professor and author of “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” says we all have original ideas, but most of us don’t act on them.
(The New York Times - Business, )

A teenage girl feared former celebrity publicist Max Clifford was "going to kill her" when he forced her to perform a sex act on him, a court hears.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

A key UN representative in the Pacific says images of the damage wrought by Cyclone Pam must prompt Australia and the world to act on climate change.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Seven policemen are suspended over failures to act on intelligence about a possible attack on Garissa University College where 148 people were killed.
(BBC News - World News, )

Anti-malarial treatments that act on a new target have the potential to cure, prevent and block the transmission of the disease, U.S. researchers said.
(UPI - Health News, )

The federal government will introduce legislation to overhaul its Citizenship Act on Thursday, the prime minister announced today in a post on Twitter.
(Susana Mas in CBC News - Politics, )

For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
(Science Daily - News, )

More than 600,000 people could be spared infections and 37,000 lives could be saved over five years if hospitals act on infection control, the CDC says.
(NBC News Health, )

A story about an American porn star suing a production company after she was tricked into performing a sex act on her own brother has gone viral online.
(The Independent - Love & Sex, )

Jody A. Degen, 30, from Alexandria, South Dakota, stunned onlookers at the Apple River Hideaway in Somerset by committing the lewd act on Dustin R. Wolf.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Another insight or principle for this young brand of two years...continuous testing, but more importantly Niklas and his team listen and act on feedback.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The 28-year-old was detained after turning violent on the beach, not far from where British girl was filmed performing sex act on 23 men for a free drink.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, want to eventually create swarms of drones that act on their own on the battlefield.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Researchers have now been able to show for the first time how the pathological changes in the brain act on the information-storing processes during sleep.
(Science Daily - News, )

Young people will "continue to die unnecessarily" in jail unless ministers act on recommendations in a report into self-inflicted deaths, its author says.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Of course, the Tour de France villain is not the first fallen sporting star to use the Oprah Winfrey Show as the first act on the road to public redemption.
(The Independent - Athletics, )

TV mogul Simon Cowell was so impressed by one act on Britain's Got Talent that he soon volunteered his services for one rather dangerous circus performance.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

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