Action is on the Academic Vocabulary List.

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  1. (countable & uncountable) An action is something that you do, or something that happens, especially with motion.
    At 3am, just west of the building, the plan was put into action.
    There was a huge difference between my thoughts and my actions.
    What they did was clearly wrong, but their actions were understandable.
    The Health Authority is preparing to take legal action against the restaurants that fail to follow the regulations.

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