Something done (usually as opposed to something said).
The state of being active:
— He is out of action.
Dutch: actief, activiteit
A military engagement:
— He saw action in Korea.
synonym: military action.
A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings):
— The action of natural forces.
The series of events that form a plot.
The trait of being active and energetic and forceful.
The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism:
— The piano had a very stiff action.
synonym: action mechanism.
Dutch: actie, werking
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.
An act by a government body or supranational organization.
The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field.
Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against:
— She actioned the company for discrimination.
Dutch: aanklagen, aanspannen
Put in effect:
— He actioned the operation.
Dutch: volbrengen, afleggen, kwijten, sjouwen, treffen, uitrichten, uitvoeren
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