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Engelsk navneord: action

1. action (om handling) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThere were stories of murders and other unnatural actions.

Mindre specifikke termeract, deed, human action, human activity

Mere specifikke termeraccenting, accentuation, accomplishment, achievement, aggression, alienation, application, arrival, beatification, benignity, bruxism, carrying into action, carrying out, change, choice, civility, consultation, course, course of action, destabilisation, destabilization, economy, emphasizing, employment, engagement, execution, fetch, forbiddance, hostility, inhibition, interaction, jump-start, jumpstart, kindness, opposition, option, performance, pick, pickings, play, playing, politeness, prohibition, reference, res gestae, resistance, reverence, saving, selection, stupefaction, swordplay, taking, thing, transfusion, transgression, vampirism

2. action (om tilstand) the state of being active

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis sphere of activity.
He is out of action.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)activeness, activity

Mindre specifikke termerstate

Mere specifikke termeragency, behavior, behaviour, busyness, eructation, eruption, extravasation, hum, operation, overdrive, play, swing


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

3. action (om handling) a military engagement

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe saw action in Korea.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)military action

Mindre specifikke termergroup action

Mere specifikke termeramphibious landing, battle, blockade, conflict, defence, defense, defensive measure, electronic warfare, encirclement, engagement, EW, fight, police action, resistance, saber rattling, sabre rattling, sally, sortie, war, warfare

Overordnet emneområdearmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

4. action (om proces) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe action of natural forces.
Volcanic activity.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)activity, natural action, natural process

Mindre specifikke termerphysical process, process

Mere specifikke termerabsorption, acidification, adiabatic process, aeration, antiredeposition, capture, capture, cataphoresis, centrifugation, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, chromatography, clotting, coagulation, concretion, condensation, convection, curdling, curing, decay, demagnetisation, demagnetization, desorption, dielectrolysis, diffusion, disintegration, dissolution, distillation, distillment, drift, ecesis, ecological succession, effervescence, electrophoresis, establishment, extinction, extraction, feedback, filtration, flocculation, flow, formation, fossilisation, fossilization, geologic process, geological process, hardening, inactivation, ion exchange, ionisation, ionization, ionophoresis, leach, leaching, magnetic induction, magnetisation, magnetization, materialisation, materialization, natural selection, nuclear reaction, opacification, oscillation, oxygenation, pair creation, pair formation, pair production, phase change, phase transition, physical change, precession of the equinoxes, radiation, release, rigidification, rigidifying, saltation, scattering, selection, sericulture, set, sink, soak, soakage, soaking, softening, solidification, solidifying, sorption, source, state change, stiffening, stimulation, succession, survival, survival of the fittest, synergism, synergy, temperature change, transduction, transpiration, vitrification

5. action (om kommunikation) the series of events that form a plot

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis novels always have a lot of action.

Mindre specifikke termerplot

6. action (om egenskab) the trait of being active and energetic and forceful

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA man of action.

Mindre specifikke termerdrive

7. action (om genstand) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe piano had a very stiff action.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)action mechanism

Mindre specifikke termermechanism

Mere specifikke termerfiring mechanism, gunlock, movement, piano action, pump action, slide action

Omfatter disse specifikke termerkey

Omfatter disse overordnede termergun, keyboard

8. action (om handling) 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

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)action at law, legal action

Mindre specifikke termerlegal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Mere specifikke termerantitrust case, civil action, counterclaim, criminal prosecution, custody case, lis pendens, prosecution, test case, test suit

Overordnet emneområdejurisprudence, law

9. action (om handling) an act by a government body or supranational organization

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningRecent federal action undermined the segregationist position.
The United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues.
The Union action of emancipating Southern slaves.

Mindre specifikke termergroup action

10. action (om handling) the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds.
Gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible.

Mindre specifikke termerwork

Engelsk udsagnsord: action

1. action (om adfærd) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe was warned that the district attorney would process him.
She actioned the company for discrimination.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)litigate, process, sue

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody

Mindre specifikke termerchallenge

Mere specifikke termerexpedite

Udsagnsord med lignende betydninglitigate

2. action (om tilvejebringelse) put in effect

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningCarry out a task.
Execute the decision of the people.
He actioned the operation.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)accomplish, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termercomplete, effect, effectuate, finish, set up

Mere specifikke termercomplete, consummate, consummate, discharge, dispatch, do, get over, perform, run

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningcarry out, follow out, follow through, follow up, go through, implement, put through

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