Need some action words that start with E to describe an action, state, or occurrence exactly how you want to?
In this article, I’ve put together a list of action words – or verbs – to help you do exactly that.
Finding the right word can be extremely powerful when describing or explaining something. It’s always worth the time looking for the correct word.
Verbs are action words, you should be able to find the word you’re looking for from the list below:
Action Words That Start With E
Earn – obtain (money) in return for labor or services.
Eat – put (food) into the mouth and chew and swallow it.
Eavesdrop – secretly listen to a conversation.
Echo – (of a sound) be repeated or reverberate after the original sound has stopped.
Eclipse – (of a celestial body) obscure the light from or to (another celestial body).
Edit – prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.
Educate – give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to (someone), typically at a school or university.
Eject – force or throw (something) out in a violent or sudden way.
Elaborate – develop or present (a theory, policy, or system) in further detail.
Elapse – (of time) pass or go by.
Elect – choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting.
Electrify – charge with electricity; pass an electric current through.
Elevate – raise or lift (something) to a higher position.
Elicit – evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
Eliminate – completely remove or get rid of (something).
Elongate – make (something) longer, especially unusually so in relation to its width.
Elope – run away secretly in order to get married.
Elude – escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way.
Email – send an email to (someone).
Embark – go on board a ship or aircraft.
Embarrass – cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed.
Embed – fix (an object) firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass.
Embellish – make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
Embezzle – steal or misappropriate (money placed in one’s trust or belonging to the organization for which one works).
Embody – be an expression of or give a tangible or visible form to (an idea, quality, or feeling).
Embrace – hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection.
Emerge – move out of or away from something and become visible.
Emit – produce and discharge (something, especially gas or radiation).
Employ – give work to (someone) and pay them for it.
Empower – give (someone) the authority or power to do something.
Emulate – match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
Enable – give (someone) the authority or means to do something; make it possible for.
Enact – make (a bill or other proposal) law.
Enchant – fill (someone) with great delight; charm.
Enclose – surround or close off on all sides.
Encounter – unexpectedly be faced with or experience (something hostile or difficult).
Encrypt – convert (information or data) into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access.
End – come or bring to a final point; finish.
Endanger – put (someone or something) at risk or in danger.
Endear – cause to be loved or liked.
Endure – suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently.
Energize – give vitality and enthusiasm to.
Enfold – surround; envelop.
Engage – occupy or attract (someone’s interest or attention).
Enjoy – take delight or pleasure in (an activity or occasion).
Enthrall – capture the fascinated attention of.
Equip – supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose.
Erase – rub out or remove (writing or marks).
Escape – break free from confinement or control.
Esteem – respect and admire.
Evict – expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law.
Evoke – bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind.
Excite – cause (someone) to feel very enthusiastic and eager.
If there are any action words beginning with E that you think are missing from the list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them to help others.
Additionally, if you want more action words or verbs starting with other letters of the alphabet, just click one of the letters of the alphabet from the grid below:
Lists of Action Words and Verbs From Other Letters of the Alphabet:
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.