Synonyms for act upon

Grammar : Verb
Spell : akt
Phonetic Transcription : ækt

Top 10 synonyms for act upon Other synonyms for the word act upon

Définition of act upon

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "to act upon or adjudicate" a legal case; 1590s in the theatrical sense, from Latin actus, past participle of agere (see act (n.)). To act up "be unruly" is from 1903. To act out "behave anti-socially" (1974) is from psychiatric sense of "expressing one's unconscious impulses or desires." Related: Acted; acting.
  • As in influence : verb lead to believe, do
  • As in obey : verb conform, give in
  • As in act on : verb take action
  • As in drive : verb move or urge on
Example sentences :
  • But I make no doubt that you act upon principle—just principle.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • And in this assurance, I will leave them, I think, to act upon their own heads.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I had grave suspicions of it all along, but I did not act upon them.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • Nor fire, nor sword bring I: only this I say: Will and do; resolve and act upon your resolution.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • I have an idea and if this trouble were mine I should act upon it.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Yet lest vanity should befool me, I dared not act upon suspicions.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Agesilaus resolved to act upon it, and despatched Lysander to the Hellespont.
  • Extract from : « Hellenica » by Xenophon
  • Good philosophy this, I believe, but not a little difficult to act upon.
  • Extract from : « The Rambles of a Rat » by A. L. O. E.
  • But he who teaches another does act upon him by some external action.
  • Extract from : « On Prayer and The Contemplative Life » by St. Thomas Aquinas
  • When we experience an affection, we desire to be able to act upon it.
  • Extract from : « The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings » by John Abercrombie

Antonyms for act upon

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