English dictionary

Hint: Asterisk (*) is a wildcard. Asterisk substitutes zero or more characters.

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

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk