Definition for action

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noun as in an aggressive military deed

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Rather, she advocated for affirmative action as a principle of equality of opportunity.

That possibility represents the culmination of a decades-long plan of action by conservatives who specifically and deliberately targeted the nation’s courts.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni called the actions of two Asbury Park officers a “textbook definition of a breach of the position of trust.”

Bernstein said Wyatt’s actions helped the other hackers remain anonymous and that his phone account was used to send threatening text messages to relatives of victims.

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Bank stocks had sharp losses Monday morning after a report alleged that several of them continue to profit from illicit dealings with criminal networks despite being previously fined for similar actions.

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While this deferred action is controversial in the United States, in Mexico, what Obama did is universally popular.

This is where much of the action will be for anti-LGBT groups.

In 2008, Huckabee raised a little over $16 million, with less than $55,000 coming from political action committees.

The possibility that the same outcome could happen another way -- namely a guy asks me out -- keeps me from taking action.

But taking such action puts them at odds with the most powerful and best-organized segment of their coalition.

Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.

He saw Gen. Braddock as he passed on to his defeat, and could give a succinct account of that sanguinary action.

The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom.

Words are often everywhere as the minute-hands of the soul, more important than even the hour-hands of action.

The action was at first a little confusing to Edna, but she soon lent herself readily to the Creole's gentle caress.


On this page you'll find 230 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to action, such as: activity, deal, force, life, movement, and operation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.