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Sample Action Verbs

 
A B C D
  • accepted
  • accomplished
  • achieved
  • acquired
  • adapted
  • administered
  • advanced
  • advised
  • amended
  • analyzed
  • approached
  • approved
  • assembled
  • assigned
  • attained
  • augmented
  • automated
  • balanced
  • brainstormed
  • broadened
  • budgeted
  • built
  • calculated
  • categorized
  • chaired
  • clarified
  • coached
  • collaborated
  • collected
  • communicated
  • completed
  • composed
  • computed
  • conceived
  • conceptualized
  • configured
  • confirmed
  • connected
  • consolidated
  • constructed
  • consulted
  • contributed
  • converted
  • coordinated
  • counseled
  • crafted
  • created
  • debugged
  • decreased
  • dedicated
  • defined
  • delivered
  • demonstrated
  • designed
  • developed
  • devised
  • diagnosed
  • discovered
  • displayed
  • distributed
  • documented
  • drafted
A B C D
 
E F G H
  • earned
  • edited
  • educated
  • eliminated
  • enabled
  • encouraged
  • engaged
  • enhanced
  • enlisted
  • enriched
  • established
  • evaluated
  • examined
  • exceeded
  • exchanged
  • executed
  • expanded
  • experienced
  • expressed
  • extracted
  • fabricated
  • facilitated
  • familiarized
  • financed
  • followed
  • forecasted
  • formed
  • formulated
  • fostered
  • founded
  • functioned
  • funneled
  • furthered
  • gained
  • gathered
  • gauged
  • generated
  • governed
  • guided
  • handled
  • headed
  • helped
  • hired
  • honored
E F G H
 
I J K L
  • identified
  • illustrated
  • implemented
  • improved
  • improvised
  • incorporated
  • increased
  • influenced
  • initiated
  • innovated
  • inspected
  • installed
  • instructed
  • integrated
  • interacted
  • interfaced
  • interpreted
  • interviewed
  • introduced
  • invented
  • invested
  • investigated
  • involved
launched

learned

led

linked

lobbied

located

I J K L
 
M N O P
  • made
  • maintained
  • managed
  • manipulated
  • manufactured
  • marketed
  • maximized
  • mediated
  • minimized
  • modeled
  • moderated
  • modified
  • monitored
  • motivated
  • multiplied
  • negotiated
  • nominated
  • nurtured
  • observed
  • obtained
  • operated
  • optimized
  • orchestrated
  • organized
  • originated
  • oversaw
  • participated
  • performed
  • persisted
  • persuaded
  • pioneered
  • planned
  • positioned
  • prepared
  • presented
  • prioritized
  • processed
  • produced
  • programmed
  • promoted
  • proofread
  • proposed
  • proved
  • provided
  • publicized
  • published
  • purchased
M N O P
 
Q R S T
  • quantified
  • queried
  • questioned
  • quoted
  • raised
  • reached
  • realized
  • recognized
  • recommended
  • recovered
  • recruited
  • redesigned
  • reduced
  • referred
  • refined
  • related
  • renovated
  • reorganized
  • repaired
  • replaced
  • reported
  • represented
  • researched
  • reserved
  • resolved
  • responded
  • restored
  • restructured
  • reviewed
  • revised
  • revitalized
  • scanned
  • scheduled
  • searched
  • secured
  • selected
  • separated
  • served
  • shaped
  • simplified
  • simulated
  • sold
  • solved
  • spearheaded
  • specified
  • sponsored
  • stabilized
  • standardized
  • streamlined
  • strengthened
  • summarized
  • supervised
  • supplemented
  • supported
  • surpassed
  • surveyed
  • synthesized
  • systematized
  • tabulated
  • tailored
  • targeted
  • taught
  • tested
  • tracked
  • trained
  • transferred
  • transformed
  • translated
  • transmitted
  • treated
Q R S T
 
U V W X Y Z
  • uncovered
  • undertook
  • updated
  • upgraded
  • used
  • utilized
  • validated
  • verified
  • visualized
  • volunteered
  • worked
  • wrote
U V W X Y Z

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