Verb List


The Ultimate List of Acting Verbs (Tactics)

A
abase
abet
abolish
absolve
abuse
accept
acquaint
acquit
addle
address
admonish
affirm
afflict
affront
aid
ail
alarm
alert
allow
allure
amaze
amend
amuse
anger
antagonize
anticipate
ape appeal
approach
arouse
arrange
assess
assist
astound
attack
authenticate


B
baby
badger
baffle
bait
bear
beckon
befuddle
beg
beguile
belittle
berate
beseech
bewitch
bid
blame
bless
bluff
boost
brainwash
bribe
buck
bushwhack

C
cajole
calculate
call
catch
caution
censure
challenge
charge
charm
chastise
cheat
check
cheer
chide
clarify
cloak
coax
coddle
coerce
collude
command
commend
con
conceal
concern
conciliate
condemn
condescend
confide
confirm
confound
confuse
consider
consign
contest
convince
correct
corroborate
court
cover
criticize
crucify
crush
curse

D
damn
dare
deceive
declaim
deduce
defame
defraud
defy
delight
delude
demean
denigrate
deny
detect
deter
devastate
dictate
direct
disconcert
discourage
discredit
disencumber
disgrace
disgust
dishearten
dispirit
displease
dissuade
distress
divert
divine
dodge
dominate
dramatize
draw
duck

E
ease
educate
elevate
elicit
elucidate
embroil
enchant
endear
endure
enflame
engross
enkindle
enlighten
enmesh
ensnare
entangle
entertain
entice
entrap
entreat
entrust
eradicate
eschew
estimate
evade
evaluate
excuse
execute
exploit

F
facilitate
feed
force
frame
free
frighten
frustrate
fuddle

G
gag
gauge
gladden
goad
graft
gull

H
hallow
harangue
hassle
help
henpeck
hoodwink
humble
humiliate
humour
hurt
hush
hypnotize

I
imitate
impair
implicate
indict
indoctrinate
induce
indulge
insinuate
inspire
insult
interview
intrigue
invite

J
judge
juggle


L
lambast
lampoon
lead
lecture
libel
liberate
lure

M
magnetize
malign
maneuver
manipulate
marshall
mask
mend
mimic
mislead
misuse
mobilize
mortify
motivate
muffle
muster
mystify

N
nag
nauseate
negotiate
notify
nullify

O
obliterate
offend
oppose
organize
orient
orientate
overlook

P
panic
parrot
patronize
perform
perplex
persecute
peruse
placate
plan
please
pledge
pontificate
pose
pray
preoccupy
press
prevail
prick
prod
promise
promote
prompt
propagandize
propel
propose
propound
prosecute
provoke
purge
purify
pursue

Q
quash
quench
query

R
rack
rally
ratify
ravage
rave
read
rebuke
recreate
rectify
reiterate
reject
rejoin
release
relegate
remedy
renege
repel
reprehend
repress
reprimand
repulse
resist
retract
revolt
ridicule

S
sanctify
satisfy
scheme
scold
scrutinize
sedate
seduce
settle
shake
shame
shroud
shun
sicken
simplify
slander
slur
smother
snare
sober
somber
soothe
spellbind
spoil
spur
spurn
squash
squelch
startle
still
stir
stretch
strike
strip
study
stymie
substantiate
suffer
suggest
summon
supplicate
support
suppress
surprise
swindle

T
tantalize
tarnish
tease
tempt
terrify
thwart
tickle
titillate
tolerate
torment
torture
trammel
trick
trouble
tyrannize

U
unburden
understand
uproot
urge

V
validate verify
victimize
vilify
vindicate

W
warn
wheedle
woo
worry
worship
wrangle

X

Y
yank

Z
zap
Verb List is from "Playing: An Introduction to Acting" by Paul Kuritz, Prentice-Hall. 1982




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