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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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