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action

noun

1 action

Something done (usually as opposed to something said).

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 720: contention, strife; contest, contestation; struggle; belligerency; opposition etc. 708.    controversy, polemics; debate etc. (discussion) ... show more

Roget 170: agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play; interworking, interaction; ... show more

Roget 969: lawsuit, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute etc. 713.    citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment; accusation ... show more

Dutch: rechtshandeling



2 action

The state of being active:
— He is out of action.

synonyms: activeness, activity.

Dutch: actief, activiteit
Polish: dziaƂanie

3 action

A military engagement:
— He saw action in Korea.

synonym: military action.

4 action

A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings):
— The action of natural forces.

synonyms: activity, natural action, natural process.

Polish: proces

5 action

The series of events that form a plot.

Dutch: handeling
Polish: akcja

6 action

The trait of being active and energetic and forceful.

7 action

The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism:
— The piano had a very stiff action.

synonym: action mechanism.

Dutch: actie, werking

8 action

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: action at law, legal action.

9 action

An act by a government body or supranational organization.

10 action

The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field.

verb

1 action

Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against:
— She actioned the company for discrimination.

synonyms: litigate, process, sue.

Dutch: aanklagen, aanspannen

2 action

Put in effect:
— He actioned the operation.

synonyms: accomplish, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill.

Dutch: volbrengen, afleggen, kwijten, sjouwen, treffen, uitrichten, uitvoeren


Moby thesaurus: accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, actions, activeness, activism, activity, acts, ad hoc measure, address, adventure, aerial combat, affectation, affray, agency, air, amphibious operations, anagnorisis ... show more.

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