Synonyms for actions

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ak-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæk ʃən

Définition of actions

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "cause or grounds for a lawsuit," from Anglo-French accioun, Old French accion (12c.) "action, lawsuit, case," from Latin actionem (nominative actio) "a putting in motion; a performing, doing," noun of action from past participle stem of agere "to do" (see act (v.)). Sense of "something done, an act, deed" is late 14c. Meaning "fighting" is from c.1600. As a film director's command, it is attested from 1923. Meaning "excitement" is recorded from 1968. Phrase actions speak louder than words is attested from 1731.
  • noun conduct
Example sentences :
  • I have been acquainted with her character and actions for several years.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • But I told him, I would judge him by his own rule—by his actions, not by his professions.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But he was forty, and the methods of that many years must still govern his actions.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • The question struck them both as particularly inane, in view of his actions.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • These pages may serve to record the actions of brave and skilful men.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • What a winning singularity must have distinguished his actions!
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Have you noticed anything peculiar in the actions of Thirteen?
  • Extract from : « The Monster Men » by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • She is like a little child, not accountable for her actions.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Neither you nor I can call her to account to us for her actions.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • At least, their actions imply this, for every man is struggling to get above the other.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald

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