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    action - Dictionary definition and meaning for word action

    Definition
    (noun) something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    Example Sentence
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
    Definition
    (noun) the state of being active
    Synonyms : activeness , activity
    Example Sentence
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action
    Definition
    (noun) a military engagement
    Synonyms : military action
    Example Sentence
    • he saw action in Korea
    Definition
    (noun) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
    Example Sentence
    • the action of natural forces
    • volcanic activity
    Definition
    (noun) the series of events that form a plot
    Example Sentence
    • his novels always have a lot of action
    Definition
    (noun) the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
    Example Sentence
    • a man of action
    Definition
    (noun) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
    Synonyms : action mechanism
    Example Sentence
    • the piano had a very stiff action
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) an act by a government body or supranational organization
    Example Sentence
    • recent federal action undermined the segregationist position
    • the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues
    • the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves
    Definition
    (noun) the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
    Example Sentence
    • the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds
    • gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible
    Definition
    (verb) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
    Synonyms : litigate , process , sue
    Example Sentence
    • He was warned that the district attorney would process him
    • She actioned the company for discrimination
    Definition
    (verb) put in effect
    Example Sentence
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
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