Synonyms of action in English:



  • 1 there can be no excuse for their actions
    deed, act, activity, move, gesture, undertaking, exploit, manoeuvre, achievement, accomplishment, venture, enterprise, endeavour, effort, exertion; 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
  • 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; happenings, occurrences, proceedings, events, incidents, episodes, eventualities, chain of events
    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

    the company has worked on the plan for about two years and says it should be in action by April 1functioningworkingrunningup and runningoperativein usegoing

    out of action

    the group's Utah power station is out of action at the moment
    [Antonyms] operative working
    not workingnot in working ordernot functioningbrokenbroken-downout of orderout of serviceout of commissionacting upunserviceablefaultydefectivenon-functionalin disrepairdown informalconked outbust(gone) kaputgone phuton the blinkgone haywireshot

    take action

    still, there is pressure to take action regarding food labels
    [Antonyms] do nothing
    acttake stepstake measurestake the initiativemovemake a movereactdo something

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