Action Verbs

The list of action verbs should useful in identifying and defining job functions. Download a printer friendly version.
Accepts
Accounts
Accumulates
Achieves
Acknowledges
Acquires
Activates
Acts
Adapts
Adjusts
Administers
Adopts
Advises
Advocates
Affirms
Aligns
Allots
Alters
Amends
Analyzes
Answers
Anticipates
Applies
Appoints
Appraises
Approves
Arranges
Ascertains
Assembles
Assesses
Assigns
Assists
Assumes
Assures
Attaches
Attains
Attends
Audits
Awards
Balances
Batches
Budgets
Builds
Calculates
Calls
Cancels
Certifies
Charts
Checks
Circulates
Clarifies
Classifies
Clears
Closes
Codes
Collaborates
Collates
Collects
Communicates
Compares
Compiles
Completes
Complies
Composes
Computes
Concurs
Condenses
Conducts
Confers
Confirms
Consolidates
Constructs
Consults
Contacts
Contributes
Controls
Converts
Conveys
Convinces
Coordinates
Copies
Corrects
Correlates
Corresponds
Counsels
Creates
Debugs
Decides
Delegates
Deletes
Delivers
Demonstrates
Describes
Designs
Determines
Develops
Devises
Dictates
Directs
Disciplines
Discusses
Dispatches
Displays
Disposes
Disseminates
Distributes
Diverts
Drafts
Draws     
 Edits
Elaborates
Elects
Eliminates
Employs
Encourages
Endorses
Engages
Enlists
Ensures
Establishes
Estimates
Evaluates
Examines
Exchanges
Excludes
Executes
Exercises
Expedites
Extends
Extracts
Facilitates
Feeds
Files
Finalizes
Finds
Follows up
Forecasts
Formulates
Fosters
Functions
Furnishes
Gathers
Generates
Governs
Guarantees
Guides
Helps
Hires
Identifies
Implements
Imports
Improves
Indicates
Informs
Initiates
Innovates
Inserts
Inspects
Installs
Institutes
Instructs
Integrates
Interprets
Interviews
Inventories
Invents
Investigates
Invests
Issues
Itemizes
Joins
Justifies
Keeps
Leads
Lends
Lets
Lists
Loads
Locates
Looks up
Maintains
Makes
Manages
Maps
Markets
Matches
Mediates
Merges
Models
Modifies
Monitors
Motivates
Moves
Names
Negates
Negotiates
Neutralizes
Notifies
Nullifies
Observes
Obtains
Occupies
Omits
Opens
Operates
Opposes
Organizes
Orients
Originates
Oversees
Participates
Performs
Permits
Persuades
Pinpoints
Places
Plans
Posts
Practices
Predicts
Prepares
Prescribes
Presents
Preserves
Prevents
Prices
Proceeds
Processes
Procures
Produces
Programs
Projects
Promotes
Proposes
Provides
Pulls
Purchases
Qualifies
Quantifies
Questions
Rates
Reads
Receives
Recommends
Reconciles
Reconstructs
Records
Recruits
Rectifies
Reduces
Refers
Refines
Registers
Reinforces
Rejects
Releases
Remits
Removes
Renders
Represents
Reports
Requisitions
Rescinds
Researches
Responds
Restricts
Retrieves
Reviews
Revises version
Routes
Salvages
Satisfies
Scans
Schedules
Screens
Searches
Secures
Selects
Sells
Sends
Serves
Services
Signs
Simplifies
Solicits
Solves
Sorts
Specifies
Spends
Standardizes
Stimulates
Structures
Studies
Submits
Summarizes
Supervises
Supplements
Supplies
Surveys
Synthesizes
Systematizes
Tabulates
Takes
Tenders
Tends
Tests
Totals
Traces
Trades
Trains
Transacts
Transcribes
Translates
Transmits
Turns
Types
Uncovers
Understands
Updates
Utilizes
Verifies
Weighs
Withholds
Withstand



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