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action

Synonyms of action in English:

noun

  • 1 there can be no excuse for their actions
    work, handiwork, doing, creation, performance, behaviour, conduct;
    reaction, response
  • 2 they recognized the need for local community action
    steps, measures, activity, movement, work, working, effort, exertion, operation
  • 3 he was a patriot and a man of action
    energy, vitality, vigour, forcefulness, drive, push, ambition, motivation, initiative, spirit, liveliness, vim, pep;
    activity
    informal get-up-and-go, punch, zip, pizzazz
  • 4 they observed the action of hormones on the pancreas
    effect, influence, power, working, work;
    result, consequence
  • 5 he missed all the action while he was away
    excitement, activity, bustle;
    informal goings-on
  • 6 the men saw action in World War II twenty-nine men died in the action
  • 7 he won his action but the damages awarded were nominal
    lawsuit, legal action, suit, suit at law, case, cause, prosecution, litigation, legal dispute, legal contest;
    proceedings, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings
  • Phrases

    in action

    1
    the company has worked on the plan for about two years and says it should be in action by April 1
    functioning, working, running, up and running, operative, in use, going

    out of action

    2
    the group's Utah power station is out of action at the moment
    [Antonyms] operative, working
    not working, not in working order, not functioning, broken, broken-down, out of order, out of service, out of commission, acting up, unserviceable, faulty, defective, non-functional, in disrepair;
    down
    informal conked out, bust, (gone) kaput, gone phut, on the blink, gone haywire, shot

    take action

    3
    still, there is pressure to take action regarding food labels
    [Antonyms] do nothing
    act, take steps, take measures, take the initiative, move, make a move, react, do something

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