Synonyms for acting upon

Grammar : Verb
Spell : akt
Phonetic Transcription : ækt

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

Définition of acting 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 :
  • You are not to suppose that in all this Sir Oliver was acting upon any preconcerted plan.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • The king was now acting upon the advice of his ghostly counsellors!
  • Extract from : « The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) » by Henry Martyn Baird
  • This is obtained by considering (and acting upon) the principles involved.
  • Extract from : « On Laboratory Arts » by Richard Threlfall
  • Acting upon this theory, she hastily essayed to seize the morsel.
  • Extract from : « A Visit to Java » by W. Basil Worsfold
  • “Many think and feel as you do, and are acting upon it,” answered the steward.
  • Extract from : « Villegagnon » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Acting upon this, he turned the spoil out upon the buttercups.
  • Extract from : « Lines in Pleasant Places » by William Senior
  • Quick, all of you; our weight is acting upon the ashes, and they are gliding down with us.
  • Extract from : « Jack at Sea » by George Manville Fenn
  • By acting upon it at once he could combine business with pleasure.
  • Extract from : « El Diablo » by Brayton Norton
  • The only way in which they could get them would be by acting upon their curiosity.
  • Extract from : « Captain Bayley's Heir: » by G. A. Henty
  • Now, acting upon some instinct or impulse, he reversed his opinion.
  • Extract from : « The Yellow God » by H. Rider Haggard

Antonyms for acting upon

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