Synonyms of action in English:

action


See definition of action

noun

1‘there can be no excuse for their actions’

SYNONYMS
deed, act, activity, move, gesture, undertaking, exploit, manoeuvre, achievement, accomplishment, venture, enterprise, endeavour, effort, exertion
work, handiwork, doing, creation, performance, behaviour, conduct
reaction, response

2‘they recognized the need for local community action’

SYNONYMS
steps, measures, activity, movement, work, working, effort, exertion, operation

3‘he was a patriot and a man of action’

SYNONYMS
energy, vitality, vigour, forcefulness, drive, push, ambition, motivation, initiative, spirit, liveliness, vim, pep
activity
informal get-up-and-go, punch, zip, pizzazz

4‘they observed the action of hormones on the pancreas’

SYNONYMS
effect, influence, power, working, work
result, consequence

5‘he missed all the action while he was away’

SYNONYMS
excitement, activity, bustle
happenings, occurrences, proceedings, events, incidents, episodes, eventualities, chain of events
informal goings-on

6‘the men saw action in World War II’

SYNONYMS
fighting, hostilities, battle, conflict, armed conflict, combat, warfare, war, bloodshed
engagement, clash, encounter, confrontation, skirmish, affray

7‘he won his action but the damages awarded were nominal’

SYNONYMS
lawsuit, legal action, suit, suit at law, case, cause, prosecution, litigation, legal dispute, legal contest
proceedings, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings

Phrases

    in action

    ‘the company has worked on the plan for about two years and says it should be in action by April 1’


    SYNONYMS

    functioning, working, running, up and running, operative, in use, going

    out of action

    ‘the group's Utah power station is out of action at the moment’


    SYNONYMS

    not working, not in working order, not functioning, broken, broken-down, out of order, out of service, out of commission, acting up, unserviceable, faulty, defective, non-functional, in disrepair

    down

    informal

    conked out, bust, kaput, gone kaput, gone phut, on the blink, gone haywire, shot

    ANTONYMS

    operative, working

    take action

    ‘still, there is pressure to take action regarding food labels’


    SYNONYMS

    act, take steps, take measures, take the initiative, move, make a move, react, do something

    ANTONYMS

    do nothing