Action Verbs

Action Verbs

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Activated
Adapted
Advertised
Advised
Advocated
Aided
Arranged
Assembled
Assessed
Bolstered
Briefed
Built
Cared
Chaired
Charged
Charted
Clarified
Coached
Completed
Composed
Concluded
Conducted
Consolidated
Consulted
Continued
Coordinated
Corrected
Correlated
Dealt
Debated
Edited
Educated
Eliminated
Encouraged
Enlisted
Established
Evaluated
Executed
Exercised
Expanded
Expedited
Explained
Facilitated
Fixed
Fostered
Generated
Guided
Handled
Helped
Implemented
Improved
Indexed
Influenced
Inspected
Inspired
Integrated
Interpreted
Interviewed
Inventoried
Investigated
Lectured
Led
Listened
Located
Maintained
Mapped
Marketed
Met (deadlines)
Modified
Monitored
Motivated
Navigated
Negotiated
Observed
Obtained
Ordered
Organized
Perceived
Performed
Persuaded
Planned
Prepared
Preserved
Prioritized
Produced
Programmed
Promoted
Protected
Provided
Purchased
Ranked
Read
Recommended
Recorded
Reduced
Regulated
Reinforced
Related
Represented
Resolved
Responded
Restored
Revamped
Reviewed
Scheduled
Screened
Served
Set
Simplified
Solved
Spoke
Stimulated
Streamlined
Strengthened
Substituted
Summarized
Supported
Sustained
Synthesized
Tabulated
Taught
Trained
Visualized

Analyzed

Abstracted
Anticipated
Ascertained
Audited
Calculated
Compared
Computed
Conceptualized
Critiqued
Defined
Detected
Determined
Diagnosed
Discriminated
Dissected
Estimated
Examined
Figured
Graded
Judged
Predicted
Projected
Qualified
Reasoned
Researched
Scanned
Studied
Surveyed
Symbolized
Verified

Assisted

Brought
Collaborated
Contributed
Cooperated
Ensured
Participated
Referred

Communicated

Addressed
Answered
Corresponded
Expressed
Presented
Printed
Publicized
Quoted
Reported
Rewrote
Wrote

Counseled

Instructed/

Learned

Applied
Comforted
Communicated
Demonstrated
Emphasized
Enabled
Enlightened
Familiarized
Informed
Manipulated
Prescribed
Reflected
Saved
Shared
Tutored
Validated

Created /

Developed

Acted
Authored
Conceived
Constructed
Designed
Devised
Discovered
Drafted
Experimented
Fashioned
Financed
Formulated
Founded
Increased
Initiated
Innovated
Instituted
Introduced
Invented
Launched
Modeled
Originated
Pioneered
Proposed
Refined
Shaped
Styled

Improved/

Increased

Accomplished
Achieved
Acquired
Advanced
Allowed
Assured
Attained
Conserved
Enlarged
Guaranteed
Mastered
Maximized
Minimized
Overcame
Perfected
Upgraded

Negotiated

Arbitrated
Bargained
Closed
Lobbied
Mediated
Merged
Reconciled

Operated/

Repaired/

Maintained

Adjusted
Changed
Installed
Piloted
Ran
Replaced
Serviced
Transported
Upheld
Utilized

Organized

Accumulated
Balanced
Budgeted
Cataloged
Classified
Collated
Collected
Compiled
Copied
Detailed
Developed
Displayed
Filed
Gathered
Graphed
Kept
Methodized
Processed
Reproduced
Retrieved
Revised
Routinized
Structured
Systemized

Served

Assisted
Attended
Catered
Delivered
Dispensed
Entertained
Furnished
Procured
Satisfied
Supplied

Sold

Auctioned
Bartered
Bought
Raised
Recruited

Supervised/

Managed

Administered
Allocated
Approved
Assigned
Authorized
Confronted
Contracted
Controlled
Decided
Delegated
Directed
Dispatched
Distributed
Enforced
Fired
Followed (through)
Governed
Headed
Hired
Instructed
Mentored
Oversaw
Presided
Retained
Selected
Updated
 
 
 

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