We need to take action together, and this commission was the best chance we will see at a bipartisan plan in the near future.
Cox writes of “a changing of the guard of cosmic power that will inspire people to move, emotionally, and take action.”
Our satellite images can provide the warning, but policymakers must take action.
As an elected official you are sort of used to people not being engaged necessarily or, if they are, not wanting to take action.
We need the President to take action immediately so that other women do not have to go through what I went through—or worse.
We hope that, after this callous confession, Scotland Yard will now take action.
Why have you refused to take action against Roden and Von Holzen?
His denial was received with incredulity by the Ministerialists and he was at once asked why he did not take action for libel.
Here, as I believe, is one direction in which the State should take action.
At any rate intense excitement prevailed in Matabeleland, and many new impis of warriors were formed ready to take action.
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.