Synonyms for action

Synonyms for (noun) action

Synonyms: action

Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said)

Usage: there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen


Synonyms: action

Definition: the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field

Usage: the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds; gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible

Similar words: work

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something

Usage: she checked several points needing further work


Synonyms: action, military action

Definition: a military engagement

Usage: he saw action in Korea

Similar words: group action

Definition: action taken by a group of people


Synonyms: legal action, action, action at law

Definition: 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

Similar words: legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Definition: (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked


Synonyms: action

Definition: an act by a government body or supranational organization

Usage: 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

Similar words: group action

Definition: action taken by a group of people


Synonyms: action, action mechanism

Definition: the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

Usage: the piano had a very stiff action

Similar words: mechanism

Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function


Synonyms: action

Definition: the trait of being active and energetic and forceful

Usage: a man of action

Similar words: drive

Definition: the trait of being highly motivated

Usage: his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers


Synonyms: action

Definition: the series of events that form a plot

Usage: his novels always have a lot of action

Similar words: plot

Definition: the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

Usage: the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal


Synonyms: natural action, natural process, action, activity

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity

Similar words: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls


Synonyms: action, activeness, activity

Definition: the state of being active

Usage: his sphere of activity; he is out of action

Similar words: state

Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Synonyms for (verb) action

Synonyms: carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, execute, accomplish, action

Definition: put in effect

Usage: carry out a task; execute the decision of the people; He actioned the operation

Similar words: finish, complete

Definition: come or bring to a finish or an end

Usage: He finished the dishes; She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree; The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours


Similar words: set up, effect, effectuate

Definition: produce

Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave


Synonyms: process, action, litigate, sue

Definition: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

Usage: He was warned that the district attorney would process him; She actioned the company for discrimination

Similar words: challenge

Definition: issue a challenge to

Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match