action verb


noun Grammar.

a verb, as run, think, or soothe, that expresses something that a person, animal, object, or process in nature can do, as in Close the door! or The storm is flooding many houses along the coast, rather than expressing a state of being.Compare copula(def 2), stative.

Nearby words

  1. action painting,
  2. action potential,
  3. action replay,
  4. action reporter,
  5. action stations,
  6. actionable,
  7. actioner,
  8. actions speak louder than words,
  9. actis,
  10. actium

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