Synonyms for acts upon

Grammar : Verb
Spell : akt
Phonetic Transcription : ækt

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

Définition of acts 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 :
  • She reads my thoughts and acts upon them ere my lips have time to form them.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Finding no matter liable to putrefaction to work on, it acts upon the best qualities of the flour, which it alters and corrupts.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • This acts upon the blood in such a way as to prevent its coagulation.
  • Extract from : « The Meaning of Evolution » by Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • No man fully realizes what opinions he acts upon, or what his actions mean.'
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Blue Eyes » by Thomas Hardy
  • It also acts upon the oxides of most metals, forming a salt and water.
  • Extract from : « An Elementary Study of Chemistry » by William McPherson
  • How a Miser acts upon Principles which appear to him reasonable, v.179.
  • Extract from : « Essay on Man » by Alexander Pope
  • You and I act upon one another from without, He acts upon us within.
  • Extract from : « Expositions of Holy Scripture » by Alexander Maclaren
  • Its machinery is simple, and acts upon the principle just laid down.
  • Extract from : « Humanity in the City » by E. H. Chapin
  • And this, because it acts upon the centre of all the sin, and much of the suffering of the world.
  • Extract from : « Humanity in the City » by E. H. Chapin
  • One of his first acts upon coming to the throne was to go publicly to mass.
  • Extract from : « William Penn » by George Hodges

Antonyms for acts upon

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