English verb: act upon
|1.||act upon (social) have and exert influence or effect|
|Samples||The artist's work influenced the young painter.|
She worked on her friends to support the political candidate.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blackjack, blackmail, carry, color, colour, dominate, fix, form, get at, imprint, manipulate, militate, persuade, prejudice, prepossess, pressure, pull strings, pull wires, sway, swing, swing over|