act upon

verb
have and exert influence or effect
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The artist's work influenced the young painter

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She worked on her friends to support the political candidate

Syn: ↑influence, ↑work
Derivationally related forms: ↑influence (for: ↑influence)
Hypernyms: ↑affect, ↑impact, ↑bear upon, ↑bear on, ↑touch on, ↑touch
Hyponyms:
prejudice, ↑prepossess, ↑imprint, ↑form, ↑militate, ↑manipulate, ↑pull strings, ↑pull wires, ↑color, ↑colour, ↑swing, ↑swing over, ↑blackmail, ↑blackjack, ↑pressure, ↑carry, ↑persuade, ↑sway, ↑get at, ↑fix, ↑dominate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑work)

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