English Synonyms and Antonyms
An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.
Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.
BaileyFestus, A Country Town, sc. 7.
A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.
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motion, movement, move, motilitynoun
a change of position that does not entail a change of location
"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
motion, movement, movenoun
the act of changing location from one place to another
"police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
movement, social movement, frontnoun
a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
"he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
front man, straw man, apparent motion, bm, bowel movement, battlefront, crusade, drive, effort, front, move, campaign, presence, drift, front line, apparent movement, figurehead, trend, nominal head, motion, cause, social movement, front end, strawman, motility, forepart
a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
"the second movement is slow and melodic"
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortnoun
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
political campaign, motility, driveway, thrust, exertion, case, reason, apparent motion, private road, exploit, elbow grease, motion, attempt, causal agent, driving force, move, apparent movement, grounds, front, bowel movement, driving, cause, bm, causa, military campaign, travail, crusade, trend, feat, endeavour, drive, parkway, social movement, sweat, safari, ride, run, campaign, drift, try, hunting expedition, effort, causal agency, lawsuit, endeavor, suit
apparent motion, motion, apparent movement, movementnoun
an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
"the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"
bowel movement, movement, bmnoun
a euphemism for defecation
"he had a bowel movement"
apparent motion, bm, fecal matter, bowel movement, crusade, drive, ordure, effort, front, move, faecal matter, campaign, drift, apparent movement, trend, faeces, motion, cause, social movement, dejection, feces, stool, motility
drift, trend, movementnoun
a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
"not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
impulsion, apparent motion, bm, effort, vogue, front, purport, trend, drive, tendency, gallery, move, campaign, style, drift, apparent movement, motion, cause, social movement, bowel movement, impetus, crusade, motility, course, heading
the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock)
"it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"
the act of changing the location of something
"the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
movement of action or another way to communicate
the worker walked up and shakes hands with his partnerSubmitted by Wintersis53 on January 20, 2021
to make a slight change in the slowest or non-moving term.
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How to use movement in a sentence?
There is an urgent need to protect the progress we have made since the courageous Foot Soldiers of the Voting Rights Movement dared to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years ago. We have inherited their legacy, and the fight to ensure that all Americans can participate in our political process continues today, the updated coverage formula in this bill will ensure that states, like Alabama, are required to obtain federal preclearance for changes to voting practices and procedures that could have a discriminatory impact.
Now there must be another (attempt), otherwise the House of Representatives loses importance, there is a considerable movement within the municipalities, many House of Representatives members, but also within the tribes. They really want to have progress now.
Music allowed her to feel emotion, in the beginning, I could see that she was enjoying it. It gave her rhythm, it gave her movement, and some kind of memory was being triggered. I could see it in her eyes.
I think it's affecting the share price movement of Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries today as there is a possibility the decision to oppose the (SK) merger could extend to the C&T-Cheil merger.
That’s the kind of basketball we want to play, that’s the level I’m going to hold the guys to. 34 assists, the ball movement, the player movement, that’s who we are. The balance was much better tonight.
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- movimentCatalan, Valencian
- hnutí, věta, pohybCzech
- Bewegung, SatzGerman
- κίνημα, μέρος, κίνησηGreek
- movado, moviĝoEsperanto
- gluasadScottish Gaelic
- תְנוּעָה, נידHebrew
- mouvmanHaitian Creole
- շարժ, շարժումArmenian
- 動き, ムーブメント, 運動Japanese
- حهرهکهت, جوولانهوه, بزووتنهوهKurdish
- movimaint, moviment, muvimaintRomansh
- movimentu, moghimentu, moimentu, muimentuSardinian
- premikanje, stavek, premik, gibanjeSlovene
- sats, rörelseSwedish
- cử độngVietnamese
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