act upon

  • 1 act upon — index execute (accomplish), operate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 act upon — act according to, function according to; set one s influence in motion …

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  • 3 act upon — verb To act on the basis of information received or deduced. The policeman decided to act on the basis of his informants phone call …

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  • 4 act upon — 1. Influence, effect, have influence upon. 2. Induce, actuate …

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  • 5 act upon — verb have and exert influence or effect The artist s work influenced the young painter She worked on her friends to support the political candidate • Syn: ↑influence, ↑work • Derivationally related forms: ↑influence (for: ↑ …

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  • 6 act\ upon — действовать в соответствии с чем л. The committee acted uрon the suggestions the exрerts made …

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  • 7 act upon something — ˈact on/upon sth derived to take action as a result of advice, information, etc • Acting on information from a member of the public, the police raided the club. • Why didn t you act on her suggestion? Main entry: ↑actderived …

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  • 8 act on/upon — [phrasal verb] act on/upon (something) : to use (something, such as a feeling or suggestion) as a reason or basis for doing something They never acted on the information they had. We were too late to act upon his suggestion. It s okay to feel… …

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  • 9 act — [[t]æ̱kt[/t]] ♦ acts, acting, acted 1) VERB When you act, you do something for a particular purpose. The deaths occurred when police acted to stop widespread looting and vandalism... [V adv/prep] I have no reason to doubt that the bank acted… …

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  • 10 act — I n. action 1) to commit, perform an act 2) a barbaric, barbarous; courageous; criminal; foolish, rash; heroic, noble; humane; illegal; impulsive; justified; kind; overt; statesmanlike; thoughtful act (she performed an heroic act) 3) an act of… …

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  • 11 upon — up|on [ ə pan ] preposition *** 1. ) on LITERARY on or onto something: Shadows were flickering upon the studio floor. He believes we were put upon this earth for a purpose. 2. ) used after some verbs instead of on FORMAL used after some verbs… …

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  • 12 act — {{11}}act (n.) late 14c., a thing done, from O.Fr. acte (official) document, and directly from L. actus a doing, a driving, impulse; a part in a play, act, and actum a thing done, originally a legal term, both from agere to do, set in motion,… …

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  • 13 act on sth — UK US act on sth Phrasal Verb with act({{}}/ækt/ verb [I] (also act upon sth) ► to do something because you have been advised or told to do it: »There have been concerns as to why the Board didn t act on a recommended pay raise. act on… …

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  • 14 act on — Synonyms and related words: act upon, affect, approach, bear a hand, bear upon, concentrate on, condemn, decree, do something, do something about, doom, draw, draw on, exert influence, find, find against, find for, focus on, get cozy with, get… …

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  • 15 Act of Sederunt — Act of Sederunt, in Scots law, is an ordinance for regulating the forms of judicialprocedure before the Court of Session (the supreme civil court of Scotland), passed by the Lords of Session under authority of a power originally conferred by an… …

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  • 16 act — n 1 *action, deed Analogous words: performance, accomplishment, achievement (see corresponding verbs at PERFORM): *feat, exploit 2 statute, law, *bill act vb 1 Act, be …

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  • 17 Act — Act, v. i. 1. To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of …

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  • 18 act on something — ˈact on/upon sth derived to take action as a result of advice, information, etc • Acting on information from a member of the public, the police raided the club. • Why didn t you act on her suggestion? Main entry: ↑actderived …

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  • 19 Act of Settlement 1701 — The Act of Settlement is an act of the Parliament of England, originally filed in 1700, and passed in 1701, to settle the succession to the English throne on the Electress Sophia of Hanoverndash a granddaughter of James Indash and her Protestant… …

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  • 20 act — act1 W1S1 [ækt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(law)¦ 3¦(pretending)¦ 4 get your act together 5¦(play)¦ 6¦(performance)¦ 7¦(performer)¦ 8 a hard/tough etc act to follow 9 get in on the act 10 act of God …

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