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1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
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Action words

An action verb expresses achievements or something a person does in a concise, persuasive manner.

  1. Absorbed
  2. Accelerated
  3. Accentuated
  4. Accomplished
  5. Achieved
  6. Adhered to
  7. Administered
  8. Adopted
  9. Advanced
  10. Announced
  11. Applied
  12. Appraised
  13. Apprehended
  14. Assessed
  15. Assigned
  16. Assimilated
  17. Assisted
  18. Assumed
  19. Attained
  20. Attracted
  21. Authorized
  22. Balanced
  23. Bargained
  24. Beneficial
  25. Benefited
  26. Bolstered
  27. Boosted
  28. Budgeted
  29. Built
  30. Carried out
  31. Caused
  32. Charted
  33. Checked
  34. Closed
  35. Collaborated
  36. Combined
  37. Commanded
  38. Commissioned
  39. Complied
  40. Conducted
  41. Constructed
  42. Continued
  1. Contributed
  2. Controlled
  3. Cooperated
  4. Coordinated
  5. Created
  6. Critiqued
  7. Delegated
  8. Demonstrated
  9. Derived
  10. Designated
  11. Designed
  12. Detected
  13. Developed
  14. Devised
  15. Directed
  16. Discharged
  17. Dispatched
  18. Displayed
  19. Earned
  20. Effected
  21. Efficient
  22. Emphasized
  23. Employed
  24. Empowered
  25. Enforced
  26. Engineered
  27. Enhanced
  28. Enriched
  29. Established
  30. Exceeded
  31. Excelled
  32. Exercised
  33. Exerted
  34. Exhibited
  35. Expedited
  36. Featured
  37. Financed
  38. Forecasted
  39. Formed
  40. Formulated
  41. Fulfilled
  42. Generated
  1. Granted
  2. Guided
  3. Handled
  4. Helped
  5. Hosted
  6. Implemented
  7. Increased
  8. Indicated
  9. Influenced
  10. Initiated
  11. Innovated
  12. Instituted
  13. Integrated
  14. Invested
  15. Investigated
  16. Justified
  17. Listed
  18. Logged
  19. Made
  20. Maintained
  21. Managed
  22. Mapped
  23. Mastered
  24. Measured
  25. Mentored
  26. Merited
  27. Mobilized
  28. Modeled
  29. Multiplied
  30. Negotiated
  31. Observed
  32. Obtained
  33. Operated
  34. Organized
  35. Originated
  36. Outlined
  37. Oversaw
  38. Participated
  39. Performed
  40. Persisted
  41. Planned
  42. Pointed out
  1. Pooled
  2. Practiced
  3. Prepared
  4. Presented
  5. Prevailed
  6. Produced
  7. Programmed
  8. Progressed
  9. Projected
  10. Promoted
  11. Prompted
  12. Proposed
  13. Provided
  14. Pursued
  15. Qualified
  16. Quantified
  17. Quoted
  18. Reacted
  19. Recommended
  20. Recovered
  21. Refine
  22. Regulated
  23. Reinstated
  24. Rejected
  25. Remained
  26. Represented
  27. Resisted
  28. Resolved
  29. Restored
  30. Resumed
  31. Retained
  32. Revamp
  33. Revealed
  34. Revived
  35. Saved
  36. Scheduled
  37. Schemed
  38. Screened
  39. Secured
  40. Segmented
  41. Seized
  42. Shared
  1. Showed
  2. Simplified
  3. Skilled
  4. Specialized
  5. Sponsored
  6. Streamlined
  7. Strengthened
  8. Stressed
  9. Succeeded
  10. Supervised
  11. Supported
  12. Surpassed
  13. Sustained
  14. Synchronized
  15. Synthesized
  16. Taught
  17. Trained
  18. Transacted
  19. Translated
  20. Triumphed
  21. Troubleshot
  22. Tutored
  23. Uncovered
  24. Understood
  25. Undertook
  26. Unified
  27. United
  28. Updated
  29. Upgraded
  30. Used
  31. Utilized
  32. Validated
  33. Ventured
  34. Verified
  35. Viewed
  36. Withstood
  37. Witnessed