Back to today: Israel is responding not only to Iran's actions but also to its rhetoric, its statements of intent.
Is he sorry for how many suffered and died as a result of his actions?
JFK: Well, we just have to set up satisfactory procedures to determine whether these actions will be carried out.
The actions of North Korea this week should also send a clear message about the danger of this regime.
Be in no doubt: the decline of Catholicism in Irish life is chiefly the result of the Church's own actions.
I will not justify myself, nor explain my actions: I do not love you.
These pages may serve to record the actions of brave and skilful men.
I know nothing about his actions for he never speaks of himself.
She is like a little child, not accountable for her actions.
The actions of a horse when much startled are highly expressive.
mid-14c., "cause or grounds for a lawsuit," from Anglo-French accioun, Old French accion (12c.) "action, lawsuit, case," from Latin actionem (nominative actio) "a putting in motion; a performing, doing," noun of action from past participle stem of agere "to do" (see act (v.)). Sense of "something done, an act, deed" is late 14c. Meaning "fighting" is from c.1600. As a film director's command, it is attested from 1923. Meaning "excitement" is recorded from 1968. Phrase actions speak louder than words is attested from 1731.
action ac·tion (āk'shən)
The state or process of acting or doing.
A change that occurs in the body or in a bodily organ as a result of its functioning.
Exertion of force or power.