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English verb: act on

1. act on (social) carry further or advance

SamplesCan you act on this matter soon?.

Synonymsfollow up on, pursue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)oppose, react

Narrower (hyponym)check out, run down

2. act on (social) regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice

SamplesThe Founding Fathers acted on certain moral principles.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)act, move

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