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Engelsk substantiv: 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 spesifikke uttrykkact, deed, human action, human activity


Mere spesifikke uttrykkaccenting, 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)activeness, activity


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkstate


Mere spesifikke uttrykkagency, behavior, behaviour, busyness, eructation, eruption, extravasation, hum, operation, overdrive, play, swing


Kjennetegner disse uttrykkeneactive


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

3. action (om handling) a military engagement


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe saw action in Korea.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)military action


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkgroup action


Mere spesifikke uttrykkamphibious 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 kategoriarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

4. action (om prosess) 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.


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkphysical process, process


Mere spesifikke uttrykkabsorption, 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 kommunikasjon) the series of events that form a plot


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkplot

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


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA man of action.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdrive

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


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe piano had a very stiff action.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)action mechanism


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkmechanism


Mere spesifikke uttrykkfiring mechanism, gunlock, movement, piano action, pump action, slide action


Omfatter disse spesifikke uttrykkkey


Omfatter disse overordnede uttrykkenegun, 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


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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykklegal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings


Mere spesifikke uttrykkantitrust case, civil action, counterclaim, criminal prosecution, custody case, lis pendens, prosecution, test case, test suit


Overordnet kategorijurisprudence, 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 spesifikke uttrykkgroup 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 spesifikke uttrykkwork


Engelsk verb: action

1. action (om adferd) 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.


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


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkchallenge


Mere spesifikke uttrykkexpedite


Utsagnsord med lignende betydninglitigate

2. action (om tilblivelse) put in effect


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


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


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcomplete, effect, effectuate, finish, set up


Mere spesifikke uttrykkcomplete, consummate, consummate, discharge, dispatch, do, get over, perform, run


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









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