act on
phr verb
Act on is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑force
Act on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑advice, ↑hunch, ↑impulse, ↑information, ↑instruction, ↑recommendation, ↑suggestion, ↑tip-off

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