Dictionary Results for action


1. action - noun

· something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity




2. action - noun

· the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"

Synonym(s): activity, activeness

Hypernym(s): state

Antonym(s): inaction




3. action - noun

· a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"

Synonym(s): military_action

Hypernym(s): group_action




4. action - noun

· a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"

Synonym(s): natural_process, natural_action, activity

Hypernym(s): process, physical_process




5. action - noun

· the series of events that form a plot; "his novels always have a lot of action"

Hypernym(s): plot




6. action - noun

· the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; "a man of action"

Hypernym(s): drive




7. action - noun

· the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"

Synonym(s): action_mechanism

Hypernym(s): mechanism




8. action - noun

· 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(s): legal_action, action_at_law

Hypernym(s): proceeding, legal_proceeding, proceedings




9. action - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): group_action




10. action - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): work




11. action - verb

· 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(s): sue, litigate, process

Hypernym(s): challenge




12. action - verb

· put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"

Synonym(s): carry_through, accomplish, execute, carry_out, fulfill, fulfil

Hypernym(s): complete, finish, effect, effectuate, set_up





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