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Meaning & Definition of Action in English

English

Action

/ækʃən/

noun

1. Something done (usually as opposed to something said)

  • "There were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
    synonym:
  • action

2. The state of being active

  • "His sphere of activity"
  • "He is out of action"
    synonym:
  • action
  • ,
  • activity
  • ,
  • activeness

3. A military engagement

  • "He saw action in korea"
    synonym:
  • military action
  • ,
  • action

4. A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

  • "The action of natural forces"
  • "Volcanic activity"
    synonym:
  • natural process
  • ,
  • natural action
  • ,
  • action
  • ,
  • activity

5. The series of events that form a plot

  • "His novels always have a lot of action"
    synonym:
  • action

6. The trait of being active and energetic and forceful

  • "A man of action"
    synonym:
  • action

7. The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

  • "The piano had a very stiff action"
    synonym:
  • action
  • ,
  • action mechanism

8. 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
    synonym:
  • legal action
  • ,
  • action
  • ,
  • action at law

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • action

verb

1. Institute legal proceedings against

  • File a suit against
  • "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"
  • "She actioned the company for discrimination"
    synonym:
  • action
  • ,
  • sue
  • ,
  • litigate
  • ,
  • process

2. Put in effect

  • "Carry out a task"
  • "Execute the decision of the people"
  • "He actioned the operation"
    synonym:
  • carry through
  • ,
  • accomplish
  • ,
  • execute
  • ,
  • carry out
  • ,
  • action
  • ,
  • fulfill
  • ,
  • fulfil

Examples of using

Tom is all words and no action.
Rather than cry, you should take action!
Get ready for some action.