Action Meaning

There are 12 meaning(s) for word Action

Action Meaning 1 : a military engagement

    Example : he saw action in Korea

    Synonyms : military action
Action Meaning 2 : 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

    Synonyms : action at law,  legal action
Action Meaning 3 : the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

    Example : the piano had a very stiff action

    Synonyms : action mechanism
Action Meaning 4 : institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

    Example : She actioned the company for discrimination

    Synonyms : litigate,  process,  sue
Action Meaning 5 : put in effect

    Example : He actioned the operation

    Synonyms : accomplish,  carry out,  carry through,  execute,  fulfil,  fulfill
Action Meaning 6 : the state of being active

    Example : he is out of action

    Synonyms : activeness,  activity
Action Meaning 7 : a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

    Example : the action of natural forces

    Synonyms : activity,  natural action,  natural process
Action Meaning 8 : an act by a government body or supranational organization

    Example : 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

Action Meaning 9 : something done (usually as opposed to something said)

    Example : there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions

Action Meaning 10 : the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field

    Example : the action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds,gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible

Action Meaning 11 : the series of events that form a plot

    Example : his novels always have a lot of action

Action Meaning 12 : the trait of being active and energetic and forceful

    Example : a man of action

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