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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 Direct Action

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

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. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.

Synonyms

  • door-to-door
  • through
  • undeviating
  • unswerving
  • nonstop
  • straightforward
  • point-blank
  • straight
  • straightness

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • indirectness
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

4. 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))

5. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] having no intervening persons, agents, conditions.

Synonyms

  • immediate

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

6. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Synonyms

  • point
  • address
  • place
  • home in
  • take aim
  • zero in
  • train
  • take
  • range in
  • target

Antonyms

  • unjust
  • immoral
  • dishonorable
  • unworthy

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

7. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] command with authority.

Synonyms

  • order
  • stet
  • tell
  • say

Antonyms

  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability
  • disorient
  • cheer

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

8. 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))

9. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] guide the actors in (plays and films).

Synonyms

  • create
  • stage direct

Antonyms

  • unlawful
  • dishonesty
  • disagree

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

10. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] be in charge of.

Synonyms

  • care
  • throw
  • run
  • head
  • have
  • act
  • deal
  • move
  • hold
  • guide
  • handle
  • administer
  • steer
  • operate
  • lead
  • manage
  • make

Antonyms

  • patterned
  • attractive
  • enliven
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)
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