Word Choice: Verbs

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Adjectives

Adverbs

Fig Language

 

 

Powerful Verbs

Achieve
Appeal
Belch
Calculate
Charge
Clarify
Concentrate
Dangle
Depend
Disturb
Elaborate
Entice
Excel
Explode
Flea
Frown
Grieve
Heighten
Huddle
Inflate
Announce
Attract
Burrow
Challenge
Cite
Coax
Create
Demand
Discriminate
Dramatize
Energize
Etch
Explain
Flash
Follow
Grasp
Hedge
Holler
Impress
Intimidate
Tumble
Validate
Waffle
Whirl
Activate
Appreciate
Boast
Capitalize
Chastise
Classify
Condemn
Decide
Derive
Dominate
Emerge
Envy
Exclaim
Express
Fling
Fume
Hamper
Hike
Humiliate
Inform
Involve
Leap
Lure
Mediate
Mutilate
Obey
Oppose
Overwhelm
Picture
Pronounce
Rattled
Reject
Resolve
Rumble
Secure
Shrug
Sneak
Spout
Stimulate
Surround
Threaten
Transport
Twist
Vocalize
Wane
Withdraw
Allow
Articulate
Bolt
Capture
Chuckle
Clear
Crack
Declare
Devour
Doubt
Enable
Equalize
Execute
Feared
Flower
Gain
Hasten
Hinder
Humor
Infuriate
Snap
Spite
State
Summarize
Taunt
Trample
Twinkle
Vault
Wander
Whisper
Justify
Linger
Meander
Muffle
Notice
Officiate
Overreact
Perish
Predict
Provide
Recollect
Remind
Ridicule
Savor
Shimmer
Slip
Labor
Loathe
Mechanize
Mumble
Nudge
Operate
Oversee
Permit
Prohibit
Provoke
Reinforce
Remove
Ruffle
Scurry
Shrivel
Irritate
Legislate
Manage
Mingle
Mutter
Obstruct
Oppress
Pause
Pitch
Prosper
Realize
Relaxed
Resound
Sadden
Seize
Sigh
Snicker
Sprawl
Stipulate
Suspend
Thrive
Treat
Utter
Volunteer
Waver
Wonder
Sparkle
Stare
Stumble
Tangle
Toss
Amble
Astound
Bud
Catapult
Circulate
Clutter
Crash
Dedicate
Discover
Draft
Encounter
Escape
Exhaust
Flail
Float
Glance
Haunt
Hinted
Imitate
Intensify
Judge
Limit
Mandate
Minimize
Nestle
Obtain
Order
Pelt
Please
Protect
Reap
Remark
Restore
Saunter
Shuffle
Slide
Soothe
Squirm
Stride
Synthesize
Torment
Trek
Vacate
Waddle
Wheel
wrinkle

Movement Verbs

A-E

depart
advance
pace
saunter
drift
stomp
chase
hustle
rumble
slither
trot
recline
hurdle
climb
flash
slip
swagger
amble
dash
twist
plummet

F-J

exite
march
traipse
stroll
ramble
travel
dash
hurry
twirl
jog
gallop
rest
leap
ascend
crash
tiptoe
creep
glide
sprint
dawdle
strut

K-O

leave
proceed
tread
plod
roam
rush
fling
crawl
rise
slide
skip
loaf
spring
mount
smash
swirl
dart
shuffle
scurry
saunter
stroll

P-T

retire
progress
troop
meander
trudge
bolt
race
crouch
wiggle
drag
squat
bounce
vault
shuffle
drop
hobble
sway
slither
stagger
prowl

U-Z

withdraw
ambulate
skip
wander
hike
charge
scoot
sneak
scramble
spin
kneel
pounce
start
float
slump
prance
lunge
soar
flutter
budge

Replacement Verbs

  • Ate
    nibble  snack  consumed  devoured  ingested  chewed  swallowed  feast  gobble
  • Break
    burst  crack  crush  destroy  shatter  smash
  • Cry
    bawl  snivel  sob  wail  weep  whimper  blubber
  • End
    cease  terminate  finish  close  complete  finalize  conclude  halt
  • Expression
    scowl  sneer  solemn  frown  smile  grim  grimace  smirk  smug
  • Find
    detect  discover  encounter  locate  trace  capture  catch  espy  spot
  • Fix
    mend  repair  doctor  overhaul  patch  rebuild  adjust  alter  change
  • Give
    offer  seize  bestow  devote  donate  present  award  grant  deliver  dispose  furnish hand  provide  supply  allocate
  • Hide
    bury  camouflage  conceal  cover  disguise  mask  stash
  • Hit
    strike  clout  ding  pelt  pop  smite  sock  swat  whack  knock  rap  tap  swipe  smack
  • Hurt
    injure  blemish  harm  damage  impair  mar  spoil  tarnish  strategy  wound
  • Like
    enjoy  relish  pleasurable  savor  admire  appreciate  cherish  idolize  delight in   respect  regard  treasure  fancy  love  adore  esteem
  • Look
    watch  gaze  gape  stare  glance  peer  peak  ogle  view  squint  glare  observe  glimpse  study  scan  examine  scrutinize  inspect  skim  survey  analyze  explore  surveillance  witness
  • Made
    produced  generated  created  originated  assembled  built  constructed  erected  fabricated  fashioned  forged  formed  manufactured  prepared
  • Motion
    crouch  pounce  tiptoe  skip  creep  stroll  dash  gallop  crawl  meander  race  march
  • Plan
    arrange  design  outline  plot  program  scheme  project  devise
  • Push
    nudge  poke  shove  press  propel  shove
  • Put
    set  place  lay  settle  stick
  • Start
    initiate  begin  commence  launch  inaugurate  embark  originate  create
  • Take
    caused  grab  clutch  nab  snatch  confiscate  clasp  grasp  grip  capture  receive  select  pick  demand
  • Throw
    cast  fling  heave  hurl  launch  pitch  sling  toss
  • Work
    job  chore  pursuit  employment  business labor  function  operate  perform
  • Write
    print  scribe  dictation  typed  scribbled  create

Verbs to Replace “Said”

added
answered
bellowed
commented
continued
gasped
lied
noted
remarked
shouted
taunted
whined
chimed
voiced
spoke
inquired
admitted
argued
blurted
complained
cried
groaned
mentioned
objected
replied
sobbed
teased
whispered
uttered
chuckled
lectured
expressed
advised
asked
called
conceded
demanded
insisted
moaned
observed
reported
stated
told
yelled
articulated
laughed
scolded
agreed
asserted
cautioned
concluded
exclaimed
interrupted
mumbled
ordered
responded
snapped
vowed
declared
pronounced
giggled
interrogated
announced
began
claimed
confessed
explained
joked
muttered
quipped
screamed
swore
warned
murmured
chanted
sighed
questioned