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1. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] something done (usually as opposed to something said).

Synonyms

  • choice
  • civility
  • taking
  • prohibition
  • reference
  • vampirism
  • selection
  • achievement
  • transgression
  • pickings
  • thing
  • carrying into action
  • accenting
  • application
  • bruxism
  • human action
  • stupefaction
  • accomplishment
  • alienation
  • engagement
  • act
  • destabilisation
  • saving
  • destabilization
  • execution
  • change
  • course
  • fetch
  • consultation
  • swordplay
  • aggression
  • option
  • arrival
  • play
  • pick
  • reverence
  • jump-start
  • hostility
  • course of action
  • economy
  • transfusion
  • forbiddance
  • interaction
  • benignity
  • playing
  • politeness
  • inhibition
  • human activity
  • resistance
  • opposition
  • accentuation
  • kindness
  • jumpstart
  • deed
  • performance
  • carrying out
  • res gestae
  • employment
  • beatification

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • disappearance
  • activity
  • active

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Action

  • abbreviation
  • abdication
  • abduction
  • abduction
  • aberration
  • abolition
  • abomination
  • abortion
  • abrogation
  • absolution
  • absorption
  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • acceleration
  • accession
  • acclamation
  • acclimation
  • accommodation
  • accreditation
  • accretion

How do you pronounce action?

Pronounce action as ˈækʃən.

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Example sentences of the word action


1. Noun, singular or mass
The best way to do this is through action.

Quotes containing the word action


1. Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
- Bradley Whitford

2. Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso

3. Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
- Bradley Whitford

2. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] a military engagement.

Synonyms

  • EW
  • sortie
  • police action
  • battle
  • encirclement
  • engagement
  • sally
  • saber rattling
  • defense
  • defence
  • warfare
  • group action
  • defensive measure
  • conflict
  • amphibious landing
  • military action
  • resistance
  • blockade
  • electronic warfare
  • sabre rattling
  • fight

Antonyms

  • hold
  • engage
  • requisition
  • confine

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] the state of being active.

Synonyms

  • swing
  • eruption
  • state
  • behaviour
  • eructation
  • behavior
  • operation
  • play
  • activity
  • agency
  • overdrive
  • extravasation
  • hum
  • active
  • activeness

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • disunion

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).

Synonyms

  • materialization
  • sorption
  • rigidifying
  • pair creation
  • natural action
  • selection
  • oxygenation
  • extinction
  • curing
  • opacification
  • dielectrolysis
  • release
  • softening
  • magnetisation
  • chemical change
  • process
  • pair production
  • fossilization
  • coagulation
  • desorption
  • distillation
  • filtration
  • materialisation
  • magnetic induction
  • natural selection
  • stiffening
  • chemical process
  • stimulation
  • antiredeposition
  • concretion
  • physical process
  • diffusion
  • set
  • rigidification
  • acidification
  • geologic process
  • inactivation
  • chromatography
  • drift
  • demagnetization
  • geological process
  • curdling
  • ion exchange
  • synergy
  • phase change
  • leach
  • phase transition
  • natural process
  • ecesis
  • precession of the equinoxes
  • decay
  • centrifugation
  • succession
  • ionisation
  • leaching
  • transpiration
  • state change
  • survival of the fittest
  • vitrification
  • oscillation
  • solidification
  • soak
  • soaking
  • ionophoresis
  • aeration
  • effervescence
  • condensation
  • sericulture
  • electrophoresis
  • disintegration
  • cataphoresis
  • physical change
  • scattering
  • synergism
  • nuclear reaction
  • survival
  • absorption
  • soakage
  • ecological succession
  • fossilisation
  • clotting
  • source
  • activity
  • distillment
  • magnetization
  • hardening
  • flocculation
  • radiation
  • formation
  • chemical action
  • temperature change
  • establishment
  • sink
  • solidifying
  • ionization
  • transduction
  • demagnetisation
  • pair formation
  • dissolution
  • capture
  • saltation
  • flow
  • feedback
  • adiabatic process
  • extraction

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source
  • ride
  • inactivation

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.

Synonyms

  • keyboard
  • movement
  • gunlock
  • slide action
  • key
  • action mechanism
  • piano action
  • gun
  • pump action
  • firing mechanism

Antonyms

  • evolution
  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] 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.

Synonyms

  • counterclaim
  • custody case
  • lis pendens
  • legal action
  • criminal prosecution
  • prosecution
  • proceedings
  • proceeding
  • test case
  • antitrust case
  • test suit
  • legal proceeding
  • civil action

Antonyms

  • spell
  • birth
  • block
  • recall

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] the trait of being active and energetic and forceful.

Antonyms

  • increase

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] the series of events that form a plot.

Antonyms

  • devolution

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. action

verb. ['ˈækʃən'] put in effect.

Synonyms

  • finish
  • go through
  • dispatch
  • complete
  • perform
  • run
  • accomplish
  • discharge
  • effectuate
  • effect
  • follow through
  • execute
  • get over
  • carry out
  • do
  • put through
  • set up
  • carry through
  • follow out
  • fulfill
  • consummate
  • follow up
  • fulfil

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. action

noun. ['ˈækʃən'] an act by a government body or supranational organization.

Antonyms

  • classify

Etymology

  • accion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • action (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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