|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section III. Voluntary Action|
| 1. Simple Voluntary Action|
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|NOUN:||ACTION, performance; doing &c. v.; perpetration; exercise, exercitation; movement, operation, evolution, work, employment; labor (exertion) [See Exertion]; praxis [L.], execution; procedure (conduct) [See Conduct]; handicraft; business [See Business]; agency (power at work) [See Agency].|
DEED, act, overt act, stitch, touch, gest or geste; transaction, job, doings, dealings, proceeding, measure, step, maneuver or maneuvre, manuver or manuvre, bout, passage, move, stroke, blow; coup, - de main, - détat [F.]; tour de force [F.] (display) [See Ostentation]; feat, exploit; achievement (completion) [See Completion]; handiwork, craftsmanship, workmanship; manufacture; stroke of policy (plan) [See Plan].
ACTOR (doer) [See Agent].
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|VERB:||DO, perform, execute; achieve (complete) [See Completion]; transact, enact; commit, perpetrate, inflict; exercise, prosecute, carry on, work, practice, play.|
EMPLOY ONESELF, ply ones task; officiate, have in hand (business) [See Business]; labor [See Exertion]; be at work; pursue a course; shape ones course (conduct) [See Conduct].
ACT, operate; take action, take steps; strike a blow, lift a finger, stretch forth ones hand; take in hand (undertake) [See Undertaking]; put oneself in motion; put in practice; carry into execution (complete) [See Completion]; act upon.
BE AN ACTOR [See Agent]; take -, act -, play -, perform- a part in; participate in; have a -hand in, - finger in the pie; have to do with; be a party to, be a participator in; bear -, lend- a hand; pull an oar, run in a race; mix oneself up with (meddle) [See Activity].
BE IN ACTION; come into operation (power at work) [See Agency].
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|ADJECTIVE:||IN ACTION; doing &c. v.; acting; in harness; up to ones ears in work; in the midst of things; on duty; at work; operative; in operation [See Agency].|
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|ADVERB:||in the -act, - midst of, - thick of; red-handed, in flagrante delicto [L.]; while ones hand is in; while one is at it.|
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- Action is eloquence.Coriolanus
- Actions speak louder than words.
- Actum ne agas.Terence
- Awake, arise, or be forever falln.Paradise Lost
- Dii pia facta vident.Ovid
- Faire sans dire.
- Fare fac.
- Fronte capillata post est occasio calva.
- Our deeds are sometimes better than our thoughts.Bailey
- We live in deeds not years.Bailey
- The great end of life is not knowledge but action.Huxley
- Thought is the soul of act.R. Browning
- Vivre ce nest pas respirer cest agir.
- Our nature is movement; absolute stillness is death.Pascal