Synonyms of action
1 deedDictionary • He was the sort of man who didn't like his actions questioned.
deed • His heroic deeds were celebrated in every corner of the country.
move • Daniel's eyes followed her every move.
act • My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
performance • the performance of his duties
exercise • Lack of exercise can lead to feelings of depression and exhaustion.
achievement • a conference celebrating women's achievements
stroke • At the time, his appointment seemed a stroke of genius.
exploit • His wartime exploits were made into a TV series.
feat • an incredible feat of agility
accomplishment • The accomplishments of the past year are quite extraordinary.
exertion • panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs
2 measureDictionary • The government is taking emergency action to deal with the crisis.
measure • He said stern measures would be taken against the rioters.
act • an Act of Parliament
step • He greeted the agreement as the first step towards peace.
operation • a full-scale military operation
manoeuvre • manoeuvres to block the electoral process
3 lawsuitDictionary • a libel action brought by one of the country's top bureaucrats
lawsuit • The dispute culminated in a lawsuit against the government.
case • He lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights.
trial • New evidence showed that he lied at the trial.
suit • The judge dismissed the suit.
proceeding • The whole proceeding went very smoothly.
litigation • The settlement ends more than four years of litigation.
4 energyDictionary • Hollywood is where the action is now.
energy • At 65 years old, her energy and looks are wonderful.
activity • There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
spirit • They played with spirit.
force • slamming the door behind her with all her force
vitality • He fell in love with her for her vitality and sense of fun.
vigour • He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
liveliness • Some may enjoy the liveliness of such as restaurant.
5 effectDictionary • Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
effect • We are now resuming diplomatic relations with Syria with immediate effect.
working • computer systems which mimic the workings of the human brain
work • This needs time and a lot of hard work.
force • He changed our world through the force of his ideas.
process • The best way to find out is by a process of elimination.
effort • A great deal of effort had been put into the planning.
operation • Dials monitor every aspect of the operation of the aircraft.
activity • She needed special instruction due to her restricted activity.
movement • He could watch her every movement.
influence • Many other medications have an influence on cholesterol levels.
motion • the laws governing light, sound and motion
6 battleDictionary • Ten soldiers were wounded in action.
battle • a gun battle between police and drug traffickers
war • matters of war and peace
fight • They used to be allies in the fight against the old Communist regime.
fighting • More than 900 people have died in the fighting.
conflict • The National Security Council has met to discuss ways of preventing a military conflict.
clash • There are reports of clashes between militants and the security forces in the city.
contest • a bitter contest over who should control the state's future
encounter • They were killed in an encounter with security forces near the border.
combat • Over 16 million men died in combat during the war.
engagement • The constitution prevents them from military engagement on foreign soil.
warfare • There are fears that the dispute could develop into open warfare.
fray • Today he entered the fray on the side of the moderates.
skirmish • Border skirmishes are common.
affray • He caused an affray at a pub.
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accomplishmentAn accomplishment is something remarkable that has been done or achieved.
• The accomplishments of the past year are quite extraordinary.
• a conference celebrating women's achievements
feather in your cap
feather in your cap
actAn act is a single thing that someone does.
• My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
Thesaurus for action from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state or process of doing something or being active; operation