Action Verbs

Action Verbs

Action verbs are words that express an action and the most common verbs like eat, run, speak, cry, smile, think, jump, walk etc.

Action verbs are used to highlight your skills, experience and accomplishments.

Examples:

  1. The baby sleeps in the nursery.
  2. Close the door!
  3. The kids play basketball at recess.
  4. She waited for her friend at the bus-station.
  5. I accepted the job offer.

Negative sentences need do not, does not, or did not.

Examples:

  • You did not walk to the station.
  • It does not float on the sea.
  • He does not sing a song.

Interrogative sentences begin with do, does, or did.

Examples:

  • Did they finish it?
  • Do you sing a song?

Improvement action words

AccrueAdvance
AmplifyBolster
BoostEnhance
EnlargeEnergize
ExpandGain
GenerateGrow
ImproveIncrease
InflateLift
MagnifyMaximize
MultiplyOutpace
PropelRaise


Communication skills action verbs

AddressAdvise
BriefCompose
ConsultConverse
ConveyCorrespond
DiscussExplain
IllustrateIntroduce
LiaiseListen
NegotiateNetwork
PersuadePresent
RelaySpecify
VerbalizeWrite
SpeakTrain


Reduction action verbs

ConsolidateCurtail
CutDecrease
DiminishDrive down
DropEliminate
LessenLower
MinimizeReduce
SaveShave down
ShrinkSlash
TrimTurn down


Management action verbs

AdministerCommand
ConductCoordinate
DirectFacilitate
GovernGuide
HeadHelm
ManageMastermind
MobilizeOversee
PilotRun
ShapeSteer
SuperintendSupervise


Organization action verbs

AccumulateAllocate
ArrangeChart
ClassifyCollect
CompileDivert
DivideDocument
IntegrateLabel
ListMerge
OfficiateOrganize
RankRate
ReorganizeReposition
ResearchStandardize


People skills action words

AssistCollaborate
ContributeCooperate
CultivateEnable
FosterGuide
InvolveJoin
MeetMotivate
ParticipateReconcile
SuggestSupport
UnifyUnite


Achievement action verbs

AccomplishDebut
EarnEstablish
ExceedExecute
OutperformOvercome
ProduceRaise
ReachRealize
RevitalizeSucceed
SurpassTop
TransformWin


Innovation action verbs

BuildCharter
ConceiveConceptualize
CreateDesign
DeviseDraft
EngineerFormulate
ImproviseInvent
LaunchMastermind
PioneerRevolutionize
SpearheadUnveil


Leadership and management action verbs

AdvisedAligned
ArrangedCentralised
ChampionedCultivated
DifferentiatedDirected
EnabledEndorsed
FormalisedFostered
FurtheredHired
IdentifiedImplemented
MergedMotivated
ReducedRefocused
ReplacedResolved
ShapedSupervised
SustainedTrained


Finance action verbs

AuditedCalculated
ClassifiedCollected
EqualisedEvaluated
DispensedHalted
InvestigatedLowered
MaintainedMinimised
RecognisedSecured


Technical experience action verbs

AdvanceAutomate
CodeDeploy
DetectDiscover
EngineerEnhance
FormulateInstall
LaunchModify
NetworkProgram
RewriteTest
TroubleshootUpdate
Upgrade

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