act on sth


act on sth
UK US act on sth
Phrasal Verb with act({{}}/ækt/ verb [I]
(also act upon sth)
to do something because you have been advised or told to do it: »

There have been concerns as to why the Board didn't act on a recommended pay raise.

act on findings/information/advice »

The board of directors will act on the findings in the report.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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