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Action Verbs

Action verbs express an action whether physical or mental. An action verb tells us what the subject of the sentence is doing or has done. Looking at examples helps make it clear the function of action verbs in sentences and what purpose they serve. Some action verbs are physical actions: swim, jump, drop, whistle or mental actions: think, dream, believe, suppose, love.

He swims very fast.

The train whistles loudly.

I often think about the holiday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verb

  A        
  accelerated adapted analyzed arranged attained
  accomplished adjusted annotated articulated authored
  achieved administered anticipated assembled  
  acquired advised applied assessed  
  activated allocated appraised assigned  
           
  B        
  balanced        
  balanced briefed budgeted    
           
  C        
  calculated coached completed contacted critiqued
  catalogued coded composed continued  
  categorized collaborated computed contracted  
  chaired collected conceived convened  
  changed communicated conducted coordinated  
  channeled compared confronted corresponded  
  charted competed consolidated counseled  
  clarified compiled constructed created  
           
  D        
  defined derived developed discovered drafted
  delegated designed devised dispensed dramatized
  delivered detected diagnosed displayed  
  demonstrated determined directed distributed  
           
  E        
  earned employed established executed experimented
  edited encouraged estimated exercised explained
  educated endured evaluated exhibited explored
  effected enlisted examined expanded  
  elicited entertained exchanged expedited  
           
  F        
  facilitated focused formulated    
  financed forecasted fostered    
           
  G        
  grouped guided      
           
  H        
  identified increased inspected insured invented
  illustrated influenced installed interpreted inventoried
  implemented informed instilled intervened investigated
  imposed initiated instituted interviewed  
  improved  inquired instructed introduced  
           
  J        
  judged        
           
  L        
  lectured listened located    
           
  M        
  maintained mastered modeled monitored  
  managed measured modified motivated  
  marketed mediated molded    
           
  N        
  negotiated        
           
  O        
  observed operated outlined    
  obtained organized oversaw    
           
  P        
  participated planned presented programmed publicized
  perceived predicted presided promoted published
  performed prepared processed protected purchased
  persuaded prescribed produced provided  
           
  Q        
  questioned        
           
  R        
  recommended reinforced reproduced retained routed
  recorded rendered researched retrieved  
  recruited repaired resolved reviewed  
  reduced reported responded revised  
  regulated represented restored rewrote  
           
  S        
  scheduled shaped sought suggested synthesized
  searched shared specified summarized systematized
  selected simplified stimulated supervised  
  served solicited studied supported  
  serviced solved succeeded surveyed  
           
  T        
  targeted tested translated    
  taught trained tutored    
           
  U        
  updated utilized      
           
  V        
  verified visualized      
           
  W        
  wrote