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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 Civil Action

  • dissatisfaction
  • satisfaction
  • liquefaction
  • transaction
  • subtraction
  • extraction
  • distraction
  • contraction
  • abstraction
  • retraction
  • infraction
  • diffraction
  • classaction
  • telaction
  • interaction
  • exaction
  • attraction
  • traction
  • reaction
  • inaction
  • fraction
  • faction

Example sentences of the word civil-action


1. Noun Phrase
The claimant may receive notice of a pending civil action by the state's Attorney General.

2. Noun Phrase
This would include the docket or civil action case number as well as the name of the case.

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. civil

adjective. ['ˈsɪvəl'] applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military.

Antonyms

  • unrefined

Etymology

  • civilis (Latin)
  • -ilis (Latin)

10. civil

adjective. ['ˈsɪvəl'] not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.

Synonyms

  • polite

Antonyms

  • uncivil
  • impoliteness

Etymology

  • civilis (Latin)
  • -ilis (Latin)
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