Verb: play upon Meaning: Exploit a weakness They are PLAYING UPON people’s concerns to get their way.
Verb: press upon Meaning: Pressure someone to accept something offered The invitations were PRESSED UPON us and it was hard to say no.
Verb: prey upon Meaning: Catch and kill an animal for food Cats PREY UPON birds and mice. Meaning: Exploit or harm They PREY UPON people’s fears about...
Verb: look upon as Meaning: Consider, regard I LOOK UPON him AS a close friend.
Verb: leap upon Meaning: Show interest in or try to use something to your advantage They have LEAPT UPON a couple of errors in the document and want to invalidate the agreement.