act 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.

Word by Word Definitions

act play
  1. : the doing of a thing : deed

  2. : something done voluntarily

  3. : the process of doing something : action

  1. : to take action : move

  2. : to conduct oneself : behave

  3. : to perform on the stage

  1. used for a standardized achievement test to evaluate suitability for college admission

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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