act on/uponphrasal verb
acted on/upon; acting on/upon; acts on/upon
Definition of act on/upon
: 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. It's okay to feel angry or jealous, but you mustn't act on those feelings.
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