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action verb a verb that shows its subject performing some action. "Run," "eat," "fly," and "sing" are examples of action verbs.
affirmative action a policy to make sure certain groups of people are given a fair chance for jobs and education. In particular, this policy is for minority groups and women who were not given these opportunities in the past. Regulations made by the U.S. government support affirmative action.