List of Action Verbs

 

Writing exactly what you have in mind isn't easy. To help you, you will find below a list of action verbs. Ideally, you may begin a phrase with a power verb drawn from of the list of action verbs, whether in its infinitive or past form.

Whenever you write, you want to persuade. So don't let your writing traitor you. Describe your ideas, benefits, organization, products, and services in a neat, positive, and enthusiastic manner by using elements of the list of action verbs presented below.

This list of action verbs and action words will be soon organized by general skills and competencies.

List of action verbs:

A

Abstract
Accelerate
Accommodate
Accomplish
Accumulate
Achieve
Acquire
Act
Activate
Adapt
Add
Address
Adjust
Administer
Advertise
Advise
Advocate
Aid
Aide
Align
Allocate
Amend
Analyze
Answer
Anticipate
Apply
Appoint
Appraise
Approve
Arbitrate
Arrange
Articulate
Ascertain
Assemble
Assess
Assign
Assist
Assume
Attain
Attend
Attract
Audit
Augment
Author
Authorize
Automate
Avert
Award

B

Balance
Bargain
Begin
Bolster
Boost
Bought
Brief
Broaden
Budget
Build
Built
 

C

Calculate
Calibrate
Canvass
Capture
Care
Catalog
Catalogue
Categorize
Cater
Cause
Centralize
Chair
Charge
Chart
Check
Clarify
Classify
Co-operate
Coach
Code
Collaborate
Collate
Collect
Combine
Comfort
Commence
Communicate
Compare
Compile
Complete
Compose
Compute
Conceive
Conceptualize
Conciliate
Conclude
Condense
Conduct
Confer
Confirm
Connect
Conserve
Consider
Consolidate
Construct
Consult
Contact
Contract
Contribute
Control
Convert
Convey
Convince
Cooperate
Coordinate
Copy
Correct
Correlate
Correspond
Counsel
Create
Critique
Cultivate
Customize

D

Dealt with
Debate
Debug
Decide
Decrease
Dedicate
Deduce
Defend
Defer
Define
Delegate
Deliver
Demonstrate
Depict
Depreciated
Derive
Describe
Design
Detail
Detect
Determine
Develop
Devise
Devote
Diagnose
Diagram
Differentiate
Direct
Discharge
Disclose
Discover
Discriminate
Discuss
Dispatch
Display
Dissect
Disseminate
Distinguish
Distribute
Diversify
Document
Draft
Draw
Drew

E

Earn
Edit
Educate
Effect
Elect
Elicit
Eliminate
Emphasize
Employ
Enable
Encourage
Enforce
Engineer
Enhance
Enlarge
Enlighten
Enlist
Enrich
Ensure
Enter
Entertain
Enumerate
Equip
Establish
Estimate
Evaluate
Examine
Exchange
Execute
Exercise
Exhibit
Expand
Expedite
Experiment
Explain
Explore
Express
Extend
Extract
Extrapolate

F

Fabricate
Facilitate
Familiarize
Fashion
File
Filter
Finalize
Fine-tune
Fix
Focus
Forecast
Formulate
Fortify
Forward
Foster
Found
Frame
Fund
Furnish
Further

G

Gather
Gauge
Generate
Govern
Grade
Grant
Greet
Guide
 

H

Handle
Head
Help
Highlight
Hire
Host
   

I

Identify
Illustrate
Impart
Implement
Import
Improve
Improvise
Incorporate
Increase
Index
Individualize
Influence
Inform
Initiate
Innovate
Inspect
Inspire
Install
Institute
Instruct
Insure
Integrate
Interact
Interface
Interpret
Intervene
Interview
Introduce
Invent
Inventory
Investigate
Involve

J

Join Judge Justify    

K

-        

L

Label
Launch
Lead
Learn
Lecture
License
Lighten
Liquidate
List
Listen
Litigate
Lobby
Localize
Locate
Log

M

Maintain
Manage
Manufacture
Map
Market
Master
Maximize
Measure
Mechanize
Mediate
Mentor
Merge
Methodize
Minimize
Mobilize
Model
Moderate
Modernize
Modify
Monitor
Motivate

N

Narrate
Navigate
Negotiate
Notify
Nurse
Nurture
   

O

Observe
Obtain
Officiate
Offset
Operate
Orchestrate
Order
Organize
Orient
Orientate
Originate
Outline
Overhaul
Oversaw
Oversee

P

Package
Participate
Perceive
Perfect
Perform
Persuade
Photograph
Pilot
Pioneer
Plan
Practice
Predict
Prepare
Present
Preserve
Preside
Prevent
Print
Prioritize
Probe
Process
Produce
Program
Project
Promote
Propose
Provide
Publicize
Publish
Purchase

Q

Qualify Quantify Quote    

R

Raise
Ran
Rank
Rate
Read
Reason
Recall
Recognize
Recommend
Reconcile
Record
Recreate
Recruit
Rectify
Reduce
Refer
Refine
Register
Regulate
Rehabilitate
Reinforce
Relate
Related
Release
Remodel
Render
Renew
Reorganize
Repair
Replace
Report
Represent
Research
Reserve
Resolve
Respond
Restore
Restrict
Retain
Retrieve
Revamp
Reveal
Review
Revise
Revitalize
Route

S

Sample
Save
Scan
Schedule
Screen
Script
Scrutinize
Search
Secure
Segment
Select
Serve
Service
Set goals
Set up
Settle
Shape
Share
Show
Simplify
Simulate
Sketch
Sold
Solicit
Solve
Sort
Speak
Strengthen
Structure
Study
Submit
Substantiate
Substitute
Spearhead
Specialize
Specify
Spoke
Stage
Standardize
Start
Stimulate
Straighten
Strategize
Streamline
Suggest
Summarize
Supervise
Supply
Support
Surpass
Survey
Sustain
Symbolize
Synthesize
Systematize

T

Tabulate
Tail
Target
Taught
Teach
Tend
Terminate
Test
Theorize
Time
Tour
Trace
Track
Trade
Train
Transcribe
Transfer
Transform
Translate
Transmit
Transport
Transpose
Travel
Treat
Triple
Troubleshot
Tutor

U

Uncover
Undertook
Unify
Unveil
Update
Upgrade
Upheld
Use
Utilize

V

Validate
Value
Verify
View
Visit
Visualize
Vitalize
Volunteer
 

W

Weigh
Widen
Win
Withdraw
Witness
Write
   

X

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Y

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Z

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