Synonyms for action:
latent, preempt, impersonate, nullify, strike, pitch, instance, occupation, potency, torpid, signal, thing, profession, L, idle, leaden, dashing, sleeping, transfer, intake, level, formula, interfere with, industry, spry, react, sluggish, part, running, neutralize, forceful, punch, response, brisk, vitality, calling, portray, enterprising, putter, bustle, counteract, plot, reaction, active, fiery, starch, enact, mettlesome, trade, alive, spirited, respond.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
come out, go-slow, grievance procedure, industrial action, collective bargaining, general strike, cooling-off period, direct action.
Sense 7 (noun)
flourish, mime, signal, sign, gesticulate, body language, gesture.
Sense 8 (noun)
Sense 9 (noun)
Sense 10 (noun)
activity, natural action, action mechanism, effort, performance, activeness, practice, action at law, deed, behavior, enterprise, legal action, natural process, movement, motion, conduct, endeavor, play, labor, operation, military action, exercise.
a legal process (noun)
an aggressive military deed (noun)
determinant, cause, motivator, compunction, origination, generation, force, motive, factor, stimulus, drive, elicitation, enforcement, evocation, inspiration, execution, source, provocation, grounds, effectuation, basis, root, compulsion, mainspring.
individual deed (noun)
arraignment, case, affidavit, citation, lawsuit, suit, litigation, complaint, allegation, grievance, subpoena, impeachment, count, charge, prosecution, implication, summons, hearing, accusation, writ, indictment.
legal proceeding (noun)
something done (noun)
business, bustle, game, animation, energy, vigor, motion, occupation, process, agility, spirit, alacrity, functioning, enterprise, life, industry, force, operation, stunt, racket, vitality, activity, reaction, power, scene, response, liveliness, vim, movement, vivacity, bit.
litigate, sue, process.
Usage examples for action:
- " Form line of battle in close order, and prepare for action," read Captain Drawlock from the signal- book. - "Newton Forster", Frederick Marryat.
- She did not know how much was meant by that one action. - "Dora Thorne", Charlotte M. Braeme.
- " That won't do," said the cuckoo; " we must have a plan of action." - "The Cuckoo Clock", Mrs. Molesworth.