act upon

  1. have and exert influence or effect
    She worked on her friends to support the political candidate
    The artist's work influenced the young painter
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How To Use act upon In A Sentence

  • It is hardly necessary to ask the latter question, for chance-medley could not lead to regular operations -- operations so regular that a court of law may act upon their evidence. Science and Morals and Other Essays
  • "Mother, we taught our kids to act upon the leading of the Holy Spirit."
  • Some of them are produced by rough, others by abstergent, others by inflammatory substances, — these act upon the testing instruments of the tongue, and produce a more or less disagreeable sensation, while other particles congenial to the tongue soften and harmonize them. Timaeus
  • The data used for China is to emphasize this vital fossil energy component's environmental impact upon a country so thus to the world.
  • Vernadsky tallied up the billions of organisms on Earth and considered their collective impact upon the material resources of the planet.
  • By the same token, ‘the later we postponed publication, the less would the inevitable odium react upon the British’.
  • As long as you're not perpetrating a criminal act upon someone, you ought to be free to do whatever you like.
  • The Iraqi authorities try in vain to turn a deaf ear to the UN economic sanction which would eventually produce enormous impact upon the former's politics and economy.
  • Science since Darwin is fact upon fact, instance upon instance, experiment upon experiment, principle upon principle, which fitly joined together by some master mind may establish some great truth.
  • One thing, amongst many, that readily comes to mind is that the blog impact upon the commoditisation of journalism has, and should, continue to strengthen public voice. Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » DIY Media: Howard Rheingold on youth, DIY media, public voice
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