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'action' - used as a noun
1. something done (usually as opposed to something said)
there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
2. the state of being active
he is out of action
3. a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
4. an act by a government body or supranational organization
recent federal action undermined the segregationist position
the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues
the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves
5. a military engagement
he saw action in Korea
6. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
the action of natural forces
7. the series of events that form a plot
his novels always have a lot of action
8. the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
the piano had a very stiff action
9. the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
a man of action
10. the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds
gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible

'action' - used as a verb
11. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
She actioned the company for discrimination
12. put in effect
He actioned the operation

derived forms
1. Action / Plural
actions
2. Action / Past
actioned
3. Action / Third Person
actions
4. Action / Present Participle
actioning
Variations of 'action'
 
Antonym
  • inaction
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