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uponpreposition

us   /əˈpɑn, əˈpɔn/
on: That depends upon the circumstances. She insisted upon knowing the truth.
Upon can be used to show that something happens soon after, and often because of, something else: Upon hearing the good news, we all congratulated Murphy.
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uponpreposition

uk   /əˈpɒn/ us   /əˈpɑːn/
B2 formal on: Upon her head she wore a black velvet hat. You can never place enough emphasis upon the importance of safety. Upon your arrival (= as soon as you arrive), please report to the reception desk.
be upon sb formal
to be something that someone will experience or have to deal with soon: Another few weeks and spring will be upon us.

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(Definition of upon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “upon”
in Korean “on”의 동의어…
in Arabic فَوْق, عَلى…
in Malaysian di atas…
in French sur, à…
in Russian см. on…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在…上…
in Italian forma alterativa di “on”…
in Turkish üzerine, üzerinde…
in Polish na…
in Spanish en, sobre, a (al llegar)…
in Vietnamese trên, ở trên…
in Portuguese forma alterativa de “on”…
in Thai บน…
in German auf, bei…
in Catalan a, en, sobre…
in Japanese “on” (upon のほうが文語的)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在…上…
in Indonesian pada…
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