act on/upon

phrasal 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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“Act on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/act%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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