Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “action”

action

verb [T, usually passive]     /ˈækʃən/
to do something to deal with a particular task, problem, or plan: Some of the conclusions and recommendations of the report can be actioned straight away.
(Definition of action verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of action

Definitions of “action” in other dictionaries

Translations of “action”

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More