List of Action Words That Start With G (Positive Verbs)

Looking for action words that start with G? I’ve put together a list of popular and useful action words beginning with G to help you out!

Action words are verbs. Verbs are words that help us express an action or a state of being, and are great at helping articulate an action.

If you’re looking for the perfect action word beginning with the letter G – you should find what you’re looking for from the list below!

Action Words That Start With G

Gain – obtain or secure (something wanted or desirable).

Gallop – (of a horse) go at the pace of a gallop.

Gape – be or become wide open.

Garb – dress in distinctive clothes.

Gargle – wash one’s mouth and throat with a liquid that is kept in motion by breathing through it with a gurgling sound.

Gather – come together; assemble or accumulate.

Gawk – stare openly and stupidly.

Generate – produce or create.

Gesture – make a gesture.

Get – come to have (something); receive.

Giggle – laugh lightly and repeatedly in a silly way, from amusement, nervousness, or embarrassment.

Give – freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone).

Glance – take a brief or hurried look.

Glare – stare in an angry or fierce way.

Glean – obtain (information) from various sources, often with difficulty.

Glide – move with a smooth, quiet continuous motion.

Glimpse – see or perceive briefly or partially.

Glisten – (of something wet or greasy) shine with a sparkling light.

Glister – sparkle; glitter.

Gloat – dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure.

Glorify – praise and worship (God).

Gloss – shine or lustre on a smooth surface.

Glow – give out steady light without flame.

Gnaw – bite at or nibble something persistently.

Go – move from one place to another; travel.

Goad – provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.

Gobble – eat (something) hurriedly and noisily.

Google – search for information about (someone or something) on the internet using the search engine Google.

Gossip – engage in gossip.

Gouge – make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with or as with a sharp tool or blade.

Govern – conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of (a state, organization, or people) with authority.

Grab – grasp or seize suddenly and roughly.

Grace – bring honour or credit to (someone or something) by one’s attendance or participation.

Graduate – successfully complete an academic degree, course of training, or (in North America) high school.

Grant – agree to give or allow (something requested) to.

Grapple – engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.

Grasp – seize and hold firmly.

Gratify – give (someone) pleasure or satisfaction.

Graze – (of cattle, sheep, etc.) eat grass in a field.

Greet – give a polite word of recognition or sign of welcome when meeting (someone).

Grieve – feel intense sorrow.

Grimace – make a grimace.

Grin – smile broadly.

Grind – reduce (something) to small particles or powder by crushing it.

Groan – make a deep inarticulate sound conveying pain, despair, pleasure, etc.

Groom – brush and clean the coat of (a horse, dog, or other animal).

Groove – make a groove or grooves in.

Grovel – lie or crawl abjectly on the ground with one’s face downwards.

Grow – (of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically.

Growl – (of an animal, especially a dog) make a low guttural sound in the throat.

Grumble – complain about something in a bad-tempered way.

Guarantee – provide a formal assurance, especially that certain conditions will be fulfilled relating to a product, service, or transaction.

Guess – estimate or conclude (something) without sufficient information to be sure of being correct.

Guide – show or indicate the way to (someone).

Gulp – swallow (drink or food) quickly or in large mouthfuls, often audibly.

Gurgle – make a hollow bubbling sound like that made by water running out of a bottle.

Gush – (of a liquid) flow out of something in a rapid and plentiful stream.

Guzzle – eat or drink (something) greedily.

If there are any action words beginning with G 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:

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