Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb act_on

2 senses of act on

Sense 1
pursue, follow up on, act on -- (carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?")
       => react, oppose -- (act against or in opposition to; "She reacts negatively to everything I say")

Sense 2
act on -- (regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice; "The Founding Fathers acted on certain moral principles")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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