act on, act upon
The verbs act on and act upon mean to take action, frequently as a result of advice or information received.
- The provincial government shows no reluctance to act on municipal issues.
- The detective acted on the information she received from the informer.
- The federal government acted upon most of the recommendations it received from the parliamentary committee.
- Those chemicals act upon the environment in a very harmful way.
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