Definition of take action in English:

take action


  • Do something official or concerted to achieve an aim or deal with a problem.

    ‘if there is a breach of regulations, we will take action’
    ‘he vowed to take tougher action against persistent offenders’
    • ‘They wanted to orchestrate their myriad efforts to force the legislature to take action where the lawsuits could not.’
    • ‘The Senate taking action today to help struggling homeowners.’
    • ‘The world's central banks took action injecting $180 billion into the financial system to stem the losses.’
    • ‘Campaigners hope evidence of eight grave "miscarriages of justice" will persuade the Justice Secretary to take action.’
    • ‘With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.’
    • ‘The activists are asking concerned citizens across the country to join the actions in New Orleans or to take action at home.’
    • ‘The conciliator need not do much to have taken action, according to the House of Lords.’
    • ‘Why some officials say the Department of Homeland Security needs to take action immediately.’
    • ‘Environment Agency chiefs say they will not be taking action against a controversial landfill site, despite calls for its immediate closedown.’
    • ‘He is then expected to take action to eliminate the hazards identified.’
    act, take steps, take measures, take the initiative, move, make a move, react, do something
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