act on/upon

Definition of act on/upon

  1. :  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

  1. :  the doing of a thing :  deed

    :  something done voluntarily

    :  the process of doing something :  action

  1. :  to take action :  move

    :  to conduct oneself :  behave

    :  to perform on the stage

  1. : active

    : actor

    : actual

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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