individual or group behavior that involves interaction with other individuals or groups, especially organized action toward social reform.
Feminist Terms That Inspire ActionRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
What Is An Action Verb?Action verbs are typically single words that describe what a person or thing in a sentence does (like run, write, yell, and think). So if it answers the question What is the subject doing? it’s the action verb. In the sentence “John paints the garage,” the subject is John. To find the action verb, ask yourself What is John doing? John paints, so the action …
Origin of social action
First recorded in 1850–55
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