Need some action words that start with F to help you describe or explain something?
If you need an action word, you’re looking for a verb.
Verbs are words – or parts of speech – that describe an action or a state. They usually form the main part of a sentence, and are incredibly powerful.
Therefore, it’s important you find the right verb as your action word. Below you’ll find a list of the most commonly used verbs beginning with the letter F:
Action Words That Start With F
Fabricate – invent (something) in order to deceive.
Fade – gradually grow faint and disappear.
Fail – be unsuccessful in achieving one’s goal.
Faint – lose consciousness for a short time because of a temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain.
Fall – move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control.
Falter – lose strength or momentum.
Fame – to make known or famous.
Fantasize – indulge in daydreaming about something desired.
Fascinate – attract the strong attention and interest of (someone).
Fasten – close or do up securely.
Fatten – make or become fat or fatter.
Favor – feel or show approval or preference for.
Fear – be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or harmful.
Feature – have as a prominent attribute or aspect.
Feed – give food to.
Feel – be aware of (a person or object) through touching or being touched.
Feign – pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).
Ferry – convey in a ferry or other ship or boat, especially across a short stretch of water.
Fetch – go for and then bring back (someone or something) for someone.
Fib – tell a fib.
Fiddle – touch or fidget with something in a restless or nervous way.
Fidget – make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience.
Fight – take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows or the use of weapons.
File – place (a document) in a cabinet, box, or folder in a particular order.
Fill – cause (a space or container) to become full or almost full.
Filter – pass (a liquid, gas, light, or sound) through a device to remove unwanted material.
Finalize – complete or agree on a finished and definitive version of.
Find – discover or perceive by chance or unexpectedly.
Fine – clarify (beer or wine) by causing the precipitation of sediment during production.
Finish – bring (a task or activity) to an end; complete.
Fix – fasten (something) securely in a particular place or position.
Fizzle – make a feeble hissing or spluttering sound.
Flail – wave or swing wildly.
Flake – come or fall away from a surface in flakes.
Flame – burn and give off flames.
Flap – (of a bird) move (its wings) up and down when flying or preparing to fly.
Flash – shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way.
Flatter – lavish praise and compliments on (someone), often insincerely and with the aim of furthering one’s own interests.
Flaunt – display (something) ostentatiously, especially in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance.
Flavor – alter or enhance the taste of (food or drink) by adding a particular ingredient.
Flee – run away from a place or situation of danger.
Flip – turn over with a sudden quick movement.
Flourish – (of a living organism) grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment.
Fluff – make (something) appear fuller and softer by shaking or brushing it.
Flush – (of a person’s skin, face, etc.) become red and hot, typically as the result of illness or strong emotion.
Flutter – (of a bird or other winged creature) fly unsteadily or hover by flapping the wings quickly and lightly.
Fly – (of a bird, bat, or insect) move through the air using wings.
Foam – form or produce a mass of small bubbles; froth.
Focus – adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly.
Fold – bend (something flexible and relatively flat) over on itself so that one part of it covers another.
Follow – go or come after (a person or thing proceeding ahead); move or travel behind.
Force – make a way through or into by physical strength; break open by force.
Fortune – to give good or bad fortune to.
Fountain – spurt or cascade like a fountain.
Frank – stamp an official mark on (a letter or parcel) to indicate that postage has been paid or does not need to be paid.
Freeze – (with reference to a liquid) turn or be turned into ice or another solid as a result of extreme cold.
Frown – furrow one’s brows in an expression indicating disapproval, displeasure, or concentration.
Fuel – supply or power (an industrial plant, vehicle, or machine) with fuel.
Full – make (something) full; fill up.
Fun – joke or tease.
If there are any action words beginning with F 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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