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English verb: act upon

1. act upon (social) have and exert influence or effect


SamplesThe artist's work influenced the young painter.
She worked on her friends to support the political candidate.


Synonymsinfluence, work


Pattern of useSomebody ----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









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