Engelsk ordbok

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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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