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action

ac·tion

action

 
 
pronunciation:
aek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: something that is done for a specific purpose.
The doctor's quick action saved the child's life.
synonyms:
act, activity, labor, operation, work
similar words:
effort, enterprise, move, movement, process, progress
derivation: actionless (adj.)
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commitments to action
postponing actions
reasons for actions
some kinds of actions
some things that cause action
some things that hinder action
some things that regulate action
Word Parts
The word action contains the following parts:
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.