Synonyms of action in English:

action


See definition of action

noun

1‘there can be no excuse for their actions’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

steps, measures, activity, movement, work, working, effort, exertion, operation

3‘he was a patriot and a man of action’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

effect, influence, power, working, work

result, consequence

5‘he missed all the action while he was away’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

fighting, hostilities, battle, conflict, armed conflict, combat, warfare, war, bloodshed

engagement, clash, encounter, confrontation, skirmish, affray

7‘he won his action but the damages awarded were nominal’

SYNONYMS

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 1’

      SYNONYMS

      functioning, working, running, up and running, operative, in use, going

    out of action

      ‘the group's Utah power station is out of action at the moment’

      SYNONYMS

      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 phut, on the blink, gone haywire, shot

      ANTONYMS

      operative, working

    take action

      ‘still, there is pressure to take action regarding food labels’

      SYNONYMS

      act, take steps, take measures, take the initiative, move, make a move, react, do something

      ANTONYMS

      do nothing

      action