List of action verbs


This list of action verbs should allow you to help you build your CV and cover letter:
 

A Accelerate, accept, access, accomplish, account, achieve, acquire, act, activate, adapt, address, adjust, administer, advance, advise, affect, analyse,  anticipate, apply, appoint ...
B Broaden, budget, build ...
C Calculate, catalogue, change, check, choose, classify, coach, collaborate, collect, combat, combine, command, communicate, compare, compete, compile, complete, compose, conduct ...
D Deal with, decentralise, decide, define, defuse, delegate, delineate, deliver, demonstrate, design, detail, detect, determine, develop, devise, diagnose, direct, dissemble, discover ...
E Edit, educate, effect, elaborate, eliminate, empathise, empower, empty, enable, encourage, enforce, enlarge, enlist, envisage, establish ...
F Facilitate, figure, file, finalise, finance, finish, fix, follow, forecast, formulate, fuse ...
G Gain, gather, generalise, generate, get, give, govern, guard, guide ...
H Handle, harmonise, have, head up, heal, heighten, help, hire, hypothesise ...
I Identify, illustrate, imagine, implement, import, impose, improve, improvise, incorporate, increase, increment, index, influence, inform, initiate, innovate, inspect, inspire ...
K Keep ...
L Launch, lead, learn, lecture, liaise, link, listen, log ...
M Maintain, make, manage, manipulate, manoeuvre, market, mediate ...
N Navigate, negotiate, network
O Observe, obtain, offer, operate, order, organise, originate, oversee ...
P Participate, perceive, perform, persuade, pilot, plan, predict, prepare, prescribe, present, preside, print, prioritise ...
Q Question, quantify ...
R Raise, rationalise, read, realise, receive, recognise, recommend, reconcile, record, recruit, rectify, redress, reduce, refer, reform, regulate, reject, report, review, revise  ....
S Sanction, save, schedule, screen, scrutinise, search, secure, separate, shape, share, show, sign, simplify, solve, sort, speak, stimulate, structure, succeed ...
T Take, talk, teach, tell, test, think, train, transcribe, transfer, transform, translate, type ...
U Uncover, understand, undertake, unite, update, upgrade, use, utilise  ...
V Verifty, vet ...