HyperDic: act_upon

English > 1 sense of the expression act upon:
VERBsocialact upon, influence, workhave and exert influence or effect
English > act upon: 1 sense > verb 1, social
MeaningHave and exert influence or effect.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsinfluence, work
Narrowerblackmail, blackjack, pressureExert pressure on someone through threats / threats
carry, persuade, swaywin approval or support for
color, colourmodify or bias
dominateBe in control
fixInfluence an event or its outcome by illegal means
get atInfluence by corruption
imprint, formEstablish or impress firmly in the mind
manipulate, pull strings, pull wiresInfluence or control shrewdly or deviously
militateHave force or influence
prejudice, prepossessInfluence (somebody's) opinion in advance
swing, swing overInfluence decisively
Broaderaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchHave an effect upon
See alsoactperform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishinfluenciar, influir
Catalaninfluenciar, influir

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