Talk:action

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Is "action" accepted as a verb yet? I have certainly heard it used that way. The usual context is "I am going to action myself," meaning something like "assign this action item (task) to myself", but these same folks in the office have also "verbed" such words as "history", "office", "obsolete", and "architecture".--Dvortygirl 23:21, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

The process of "verbing" (i.e., making verbs out of nouns) seems to be based on lazy speech, so "I will action this" seems easier than saying "I will take action on this". The impression generated on the listener is likely to be very negative, since it sounds like completely unintelligent speech to the tuned ear and is meaningless to the rest of us.--kester 29 Nov 2006

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Two music senses are listed, that seem adjectivial, under the noun, that seem unlikely. --Connel MacKenzie 03:18, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Both are easily verifiable with Google searches [1] and [2]. Why so skeptical? DAVilla 15:21, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Rrfvpassed. Andrew massyn 12:28, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

adjective[edit]

Is still missing. (Of course, several of the noun senses have adjective definitions.) --Connel MacKenzie 08:32, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

verb[edit]

The OED has action as a verb. That's good enough for me - added. SemperBlotto 21:18, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

German translation?[edit]

When trying to find out information about the German word Action, it simply redirects to this page. When using links on this page to find the German, it references the German area of this page, of which there isn't one. Why has this happened? What can be done? Rahrahbahb T 23:28, 26 August 2010 (UTC)