Textual thesaurus for "action"

(noun) military action

a military engagement

he saw action in Korea

(noun) legal action, action at law

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

(noun) action mechanism

the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

the piano had a very stiff action

(noun) natural action, natural process, activity

a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

the action of natural forces; volcanic activity

(noun) activeness, activity

the state of being active

his sphere of activity; he is out of action

(verb) carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, execute, accomplish

put in effect

carry out a task; execute the decision of the people; He actioned the operation

(verb) process, litigate, sue

institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

He was warned that the district attorney would process him; She actioned the company for discrimination